Theatre in the Gallery

By Sarah Ruhl
Saturday, August 27 at 7PM
Sunday, August 28 at 2PM
$20 for members
$25 for non-members
$15 for students

Theatre meets Art as BMOA hosts Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Jennifer Sampson. Eurydice enjoyed massive success on Broadway and BMOA is proud to house its first production in Bakersfield.

In this modern retelling of the classic greek myth of Orpheus, the audience is taken on the journey of the heroine, Eurydice, as she travels to the underworld after an untimely death on her wedding day. Being reunited with her father, but separated from her love, Eurydice must ultimately choose between the two.


Both showings of Eurydice are sold out.  If you would like to be put on a wait list in the event seats become available, please call the front desk at (661)323-7219.


“Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl reimagines the greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story." –

"RHAPSODICALLY BEAUTIFUL. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory." - The New York Times

“…devastatingly lovely…Ms. Ruhl’s quirky contemporary meditation on a much-meditated-upon story has some of the subliminal potency of music, the head-scratching surprise of a modernist poem and the cockeyed allure of a surrealist painting. It’s pretty funny, too.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times