TROY theatre performs “Metamorphoses”

Posted: Monday, 04 April 2011

TROY—Troy University student actors will delve into an ancient text with timeless themes and breathtaking visual effects when the Department of Theatre and Dance performs Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.”

Based on the original work by Ovid, show dates are April 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theater. Tickets are available at the Trojan Center Box Office and may be reserved by calling 334-808-6172. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to students with ID.

“Mary Zimmerman's ‘Metamorphoses’ brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre and dance. “Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, it juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. In the play are themes of love, transformation, and the human ability to adapt to change. The ancient lines of Ovid still resonate with contemporary viewers.”

Staged in March 2002 on Broadway’s Square Theatre, “Metamorphoses” is a widely applauded and awarded play. It won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Music in a Play, 2002; the Drama League Award, 2002; and a Tony Award nomination for Best Play, 2002. It earned Zimmerman a Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Play.”

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Troy University sophomore theatre major Jessica Threet, of Huntsville, performs in the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Metamorphoses” April 7-10 in the Trojan Center Theater. (TROY photo/ Edward Fieder)