The Backyard Theatre Company is staging “Eurydice” at 7 p.m. April 26-27 and May 3-4 at 3724 Gymnast Way. The performance is a fundraiser for Mia Anderson, a lead in the play who has unexpectedly been hospitalized.
Anderson was one of two females playing the heroine Eurydice in the performance, which re-imagines the classic Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl. She dies on her wedding day and journeys 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," said director Amanda Megyesi-McCave in a press release.
The performance stars Alexis Cooper, who was sharing the lead role with Anderson. Cooper will now perform as Eurydice both weekends with Tyson Archer, Sophia Heilman, Madi Morgan, Jesc Gallegos, and Megyesi-McCavem and directorial assistance from Kievan McCave.
Tickets, costing $7, are available at squareup.com/store/backyard-theatre. The setting is just as you may have imagined: in a backyard on the Billings West End. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair, blanket, and/or picnic.