Review and photos by Brooklyn Hollinger

I had brought my mom with me, who has little to no knowledge of Greek mythology, and before the musical I gave her the rundown in the car. Hadestown is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The pair are in love and on the day of their wedding Eurydice gets bit by a poisonous snake and dies. Orpheus then travels to the Underworld to get her back, but he meets Hades and Persephone. After Orpheus serenades them with his unrivalled musical talents, Hades tells Orpheus he can bring his wife back on one condition: Orpheus has to lead Eurydice from the Underworld without looking back at her. If he does, she remains dead in the Underworld. He ultimately ends up turning around, looking at her, and the two do not get to be reunited. 

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