, 2022-11-17 19:53:46,
It’s an old tale from way back when. This is according to Hermes, the Greek god of luck and travel who narrates Hadestown, the much-acclaimed musical tragedy playing through Sun., Nov. 20 at the Benedum Center. He speaks to the audience as he assembles a troupe of performers over a propulsive trombone beat.
Hadestown takes the 2,500-year-old ill-fated love story of Orpheus and Eurydice and sets it in a timeless steampunk dystopia ravaged by industrial production (the violent impacts of which literally radiate upwards from Hell) and governed by the gods of Greek mythology in this gorgeous and immersive retelling.
Hadestown is mostly sung-through, the action unfolding through…
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