Directed by Shinshin Tsai
College of Performing Arts
Department of Theatre at the College of Performing Arts
Based on the Myths of Ovid
Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman
METAMORPHOSES was originally produced by Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, October 1998
Premiered in New York City by The Second Stage Theatre, New York, September, 2001
Artistic Director: Carole Rothman
Managing Director: Carol Fishman
Executive Director: Alexander Fraser
OVID’S METAMORPHOSES translated by David Slavitt,
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994
Rainer Maria Rilke’s Poem ORPHEUS, EURYDICE, HERMES.
Translated by Stephen Mitchell, 1995 Modern Library.
Metamorphoses is based on Ovid's15-volume work of transformation myths. Positioned in and around a large pool on the stage, the characters enact Zimmerman's adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image.