Eurydice received its world premiere at Madison Repertory Theatre in Wisconsin in the fall of 2003. This premiere was followed by productions at at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2004, Yale Repertory Theatre in 2006, and Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater in 2007. The play has since been produced by hundreds of high schools and universities.
Eurydice received several award nominations, including the 2008 Drama League Award, Distinguished Production of a Play, and the 2008 Drama Desk Award.
TCG first published Eurydice in the Ruhl collection The Clean House and Other Plays in 2006. The collection has sold consistently well over the years, but based on continued interest in the individual play itself, especially among schools and universities, we think this will do very well as a stand-alone edition.
Eurydice has also been adapted into an opera by Sarah Ruhl, with music by Matthew Aucoin. It had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Opera on February 1, 2020, and the opera will be produced as part of The Metropolitan Opera's 2021-2 season in Nov-Dec. 2021.
Sarah Ruhl's other plays include How to transcend a happy marriage, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, and the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) and The Clean House.
Ruhl i sone of the most produced playwrights in the American Theatre.
Ruhl received the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.
Ruhl received the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Clean House.
Ruhl was awarded the 2016 Samuel French Award for Sustained Excellence in American Theatre.
Ruhl is also a recipient of Whiting Writers' Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
She currently teaches playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.
Ruhl is also the author of 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write (FSG), chosen as one of the Notable Books of the Year in 2016 by The New York Times.