|Eurydice and Orpheus try to leave Hadestown|
(photo by T. Charles Erickson)
|Hades (Kevyn Morrow) and Persephone (Kimberly Marable)|
with Orpheus (Nicholas Barash, photo by T. Charles Erickson)
Despite being based on such an ancient story, Hadestown has so many relevant and timely themes. But maybe that's not surprising; the reason these old stories are still with us is that they speak to the very nature of being human. Poverty, the working class, despotic rulers, love and grief, the desire to survive and thrive as humans. A beautiful story, brilliantly told, and a unique Broadway musical very deserving of its status as reigning Tony winner (I don't count 2020 because that was a pandemic-abridged season).
A few tickets remain for this week's performances of Hadestown in Minneapolis, go if you can (click here for tickets).
To the world we dream about
And the one we live in now