Metamorphoses at PSU Nov. 20-23

November 1st, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — A mythical world of gods, kings and human transformation springs to life Nov. 20-23 in Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman’s modern adaptation of tales from the Roman poet Ovid performed by PSU students.

Patrons will meet King Midas and his infamous Golden Touch, watch the heartbroken Orpheus attempt to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the Underworld and see the self-absorbed Narcissus fall under the spell of his own reflection. These and other less-familiar Ovidian tales are presented in a visually stunning way—around, and in, an onstage pool of water.

Metamorphoses promises a rich and satisfying evening of theatre, as 13 PSU actors conjure up more than 50 different characters in stories that are by turns farcical, disturbing, and profoundly moving.

Staged and choreographed to an original score, Metamorphoses is a fresh and surprising look at some of the Western world’s oldest and most revered human stories.

The production is guest directed by Kevin Gardner, an actor and director who also critiques and adjudicates for various theatre competitions and groups.
Performances of Metamorphoses are Nov. 20–22 at 8 p.m., Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for youth and $5 for PSU students with I.D. at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.

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