Fire Exit

Medicine Show Theatre
549 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Not seen since its original production in 1952, Fire Exit modernizes the timeless myth of Eurydice and Orpheus by resetting it in the early 1950s. Eurydice is a beautiful and innocent young orphan who's been raised by a cadre of warm-hearted circus folk, all of whom are anxious for her to "learn an act" now that she's coming of age. But Eurydice yearns for much more in life than just the circus. Her prayers are seemingly answered when she meets Orpheus, a talented young musician, and falls deeply in love with him. He goes on to become a major star of the classical music world and the two are wed. But the career-oriented and egotistical Orpheus has little interest in his new wife, and Eurydice starts to realize that her life isn't the fairy tale that she had hoped for.

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http://www.MedicineShowTheatre.org