Jacksonville University freshmen theatre majors Sydney Deal and Matt Robertson are new to JU, but not each other. Close friends, they were in productions together in Sarasota, Fla., where they attended high school together.
Now they are cast as romantic interests in JU College of Fine Arts Theater Department’s production of “Eurydice,” which continues this week.
“I could not have asked for a better person to be cast as my opposite,” Deal said. “I’m glad Matt and I knew each other previously because (Eurydice and Orpheus) are very much in love, which calls for familiarity. Matt is one of my best friends and I am so thankful that we are both comfortable enough to play these parts.”