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Matthew Aucoin
馬修.奧庫安

Eurydice
《尤麗狄絲》

29 October 2022 (SAT) 3:45pm, Premiere Elements
2022年 10月29日 (星期六) 下午3時45分,Premiere Elements

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15 January 2022 (SAT) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2022年 1月15日 (星期六) 下午3時正,K11 Art House

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13 March 2022 (SUN) 3:45pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2022年 3月13日 (星期日) 下午3時45分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

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Expected running Time: 3Hrs 20Mins (Including one intermission)
演出約3小時20分鐘 (包括一節中場休息)

Sung in English with English Subtitles
以英語演出附英文字幕

EURYDICE
Erin Morley

ORPHEUS
Joshua Hopkins

ORPHEUS'S DOUBLE
Jakub Józef Orliński

FATHER
Nathan Berg

HADES
Barry Banks

CONDUCTOR Yannick Nézet-Séguin

PRODUCTION Mary Zimmerman

SET DESIGNER Daniel Ostling

COSTUME DESIGNER Ana Kuzmanic

LIGHTING DESIGNER T.J. Gerckens

PROJECTION DESIGNER S. Katy Tucker

CHOREOGRAPHER Denis Jones

DRAMATURG Paul Cremo

ACT I
Orpheus and Eurydice, young and in love, are on a beach. Eurydice is frustrated that Orpheus’s mind always seems to be elsewhere. But Orpheus surprises her; he playfully ties a string around her finger to remind her of their love, and she realizes (a little late) that he’s tied it around her ring finger, and that it’s a proposal. She says yes.

In the Underworld, Eurydice’s father writes her a letter, offering fatherly advice for her wedding day. He laments that he doesn’t know how to get his letters to her.

At their wedding, Orpheus and Eurydice dance. Eurydice says she’s feeling warm, and steps outside to find a drink of water. When she is alone outside, Eurydice realizes how much she misses her deceased father and says that she’d always thought there would be “more interesting people” at her wedding. At that moment, a mysterious, “interesting” man appears. He claims to have a penthouse apartment.

At his apartment, the Interesting Man gives Eurydice Champagne and puts on terrible mood music. He does not give her the letter. Eurydice realizes the situation she’s in and turns to leave. The Interesting Man reveals the letter. Eurydice tries to grab it and run away, but she trips. She falls down hundreds of stairs, into the Underworld, to her death.

第一幕
年輕情侶奧菲斯和尤麗狄絲相伴在沙灘。尤麗狄絲覺得奧菲斯總是心不在焉,為此感到非常失望。但是奧菲斯此時給了她一個驚喜:他輕輕地用一條繩繞住她的手指,使她想起彼此的愛。尤麗狄絲稍後發現奧菲斯其實將繩繞在她的無名指上,表示向她求婚。尤麗狄絲答應嫁給奧菲斯。

在冥府,尤麗狄絲的父親寫信給她,以父親身分提醒女兒結婚當日要留意的事。但他哀歎不知如何可以將信交到女兒手上。

結婚當日,奧菲斯和尤麗狄絲翩翩起舞。尤麗狄絲說她有些熱,於是到外面去找水喝。在外面獨處時,尤麗狄絲意識到她有多掛念她死去的父親,又說起自己過去總是以為會在自己的婚禮上會有「一些有趣的人」出席。此時,一個神秘男子出現了。他說自己擁有一幢連天台的住宅。

在他的住所內,這個男人給了尤麗狄絲一杯香檳,同時播放著令人生恐的音樂。他沒有把尤麗狄絲父親的信交給她。尤麗狄絲感到情況不妙,想轉身離開。此時男人展示了她父親的信。尤麗狄絲想抓住信件立即逃走,但是摔了一跤,跌落百級樓梯,直墮冥府身亡。


ACT II
In the Underworld, three Stones—Little Stone, Big Stone, and Loud Stone—the obnoxious bureaucratic guardians of the land of the dead, explain that Eurydice has died, and that, as a dead person, she will lose her memory and all power of language.

Eurydice arrives in the Underworld in an elevator. Inside the elevator, it rains on Eurydice. She loses her memory. When she steps out of the elevator, her father greets her. Eurydice has no idea who he is. Her father tries to explain what has happened to her.

In the world above, Orpheus mourns Eurydice’s death. He writes her a letter but does not know how to get it to her.In the Underworld, the father builds a room out of string for Eurydice. A letter falls from the sky. The father reads it and tells Eurydice it’s from Orpheus. The name “Orpheus” triggers something in Eurydice, and she begins to remember who she is. She finally recognizes her father.

Orpheus slowly lowers the collected works of Shakespeare into the Underworld on a string. The father reads to Eurydice from King Lear. Eurydice begins to learn language again, word by word.
Orpheus resolves to find a way to get to the Underworld and bring Eurydice back.

In the Underworld, the Stones hear Orpheus singing wordlessly as he approaches the gates. His singing begins to rouse the spirits of the dead. Distressed, the Stones call their boss, Hades, who was also the Interesting Man.

第二幕
在冥府,三大石柱──小石柱、大石柱和聲石柱,是亡者之國中惹人厭惡的冥府守衛。他們聲稱尤麗狄絲已死,而死者將會失去記憶和所有語言能力。

尤麗狄絲經由升降機到達冥府。她在升降機淋了一場雨後,失去了她的記憶。當她甫步出升降機,她的父親迎接她。但尤麗狄斯已不認識他。他試圖向她解釋她遇到的事情。

在人間,奧菲斯哀悼妻子的離世。他寫了一封信給她,但是不曉得怎樣把信交到她手上。

尤麗狄絲的父親在冥府為她用繩建造了一個房間。一封信從天而降。父親讀畢該信後,告訴尤麗狄絲該信來自奧菲斯。「奧菲斯」的名字觸動了尤麗狄絲,她開始記起自己是誰,並終於認出她的父親。

奧菲斯陸續將莎士比亞的作品用繩下降到冥府。父親為尤麗狄絲讀《李爾王》,尤麗狄絲開始逐字重新學習語言。

奧菲斯決意要找到通往冥府之路,將尤麗狄絲帶回人間。

在冥府,隨著奧菲斯走近冥府之門,石柱聽到奧菲斯的無言歌聲。奧菲斯的歌聲開始吸引到亡者的靈魂。苦無對策之下,石柱聯絡其主人哈帝斯,而他就是尤麗狄絲所遇的神秘男子。


INTERMISSION
中場休息


ACT III
Orpheus sings gorgeously at the gates of the Underworld. Hades appears and dismissively informs him of the rules for bringing Eurydice back to the world above. She can follow him, but he must not look back to make sure she is there.

Eurydice is torn between following Orpheus and staying with her father. Her father insists that she go after Orpheus and live a full life.

When she sees Orpheus up ahead, Eurydice is afraid. She is convinced that it’s not really him. She follows but eventually rushes toward him and calls his name. Orpheus turns around, startled. The lovers are slowly, helplessly pulled apart.

The father is desolate now that Eurydice is gone. In despair, he decides to dip himself in the river of forgetfulness and obliterate his memory. He quietly speaks the directions to his childhood home and lowers himself into the water.

Eurydice returns to the Underworld and finds, to her horror, that her father has dipped himself in the river of forgetfulness and obliterated his memory. Hades reappears to claim Eurydice as his bride. She coyly asks for a moment to prepare herself.

She finds a pen in her father’s coat pocket and writes a letter to Orpheus, which contains instructions for his future wife on how to take care of him. She dips herself in the river of forgetfulness.

The elevator descends once again. In it is Orpheus. He sees Eurydice lying on the ground. He recognizes her and is happy. But the elevator rains on Orpheus, obliterating his memory. He steps out of the elevator. He finds the letter Eurydice wrote to him. He does not know how to read it.

第三幕
在冥府之門前,奧菲斯表演他的優美歌聲。哈帝斯現身,不屑地告訴奧菲斯將尤麗狄絲帶回人間的規矩。她可以跟他離開,但他絕不可以回頭看尤麗狄絲是否在他身後。

尤麗狄絲的內心在跟隨奧菲斯回去與陪伴父親之間糾結不已。她的父親堅持她應跟隨奧菲斯離開並且過充實的生活。

當尤麗狄斯看到奧菲斯在面前,她心生害怕,以為面前的人不是真的奧菲斯。尤麗狄絲跟隨他前行,但最終跑向奧菲斯並呼喚他的名字,被嚇到的奧菲斯轉身。兩人無助地看著彼此慢慢被分開。

尤麗狄絲離開後,父親孤身一人。絕望之下,他決定將自己浸入遺忘河,消除自己的記憶。他細聲讀出回到自己的兒時舊居的路途後,逐步進入河水中。

尤麗狄絲回到冥府,赫然發現她的父親已浸過遺忘河的河水,消除了記憶。哈帝斯再次現身,要求尤麗狄斯與他結婚。她要求哈帝斯給她一點時間準備。

她在父親的外套內找到了一支筆寫信給奧菲斯,信中告訴他的未來妻子如何照顧奧菲斯。然後尤麗狄斯浸入了遺忘河。

升降機載著奧菲斯再次下降,他看到尤麗狄絲躺在地上,認出是她而感到開心。可是升降機內的雨水淋在奧菲斯身上,消除了他的記憶。奧菲斯步出升降機,找到了尤麗狄絲寫給他的信,但他卻讀不懂信中內容。

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