"Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Shinshin Yuder 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.
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