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April 16, 2009

UMBC Department of Theatre Presents Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

Based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Directed by Eve Muson

April 22 - May 2, 2009
UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Metamorphoses - Photo by Rich RigginsThe UMBC Department of Theatre presents Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid, directed by Eve Muson, with set and costumes by Elena Zlotescu, light and sound by Terry Cobb, and vocal direction by Lynn Watson.

Set in and around a large pool of water, Metamorphoses is a vibrant retelling of Ovid's classical transformation myths, subtly mixing the ancient stories of suffering and forgiveness with contemporary language, humor and thought.

From the romantic tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice to the bittersweet comedy of Phaeton's therapy session, Metamorphoses celebrates the redemptive power of storytelling and imagination, the resilience of the human spirit in the face of inevitable change, and the transformational power of love.

Wednesday, April 22, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, April 23, 4 pm (free to the UMBC campus community)
Friday, April 24, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, April 25, 8 pm
Sunday, April 26, 4 pm
Wednesday, April 29, 8pm
Thursday, April 30, 8 pm
Friday, May 1, 8 pm
Saturday, May 2, 8pm

$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, April 23rd is free for the UMBC campus community.
Information and reservations: 410-455-2476 or

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Metamorphoses - Photo by Rich Riggins

Posted by tmoore at April 16, 2009 11:22 AM