The Roosevelt High School Drama department is gearing up for their winter play: a staging of Mary Zimmermann’s “Metamorphoses” at the Roosevelt Theatre—complete with a large pool of water on stage.
This adaptation of the classic Ovid poem was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2002.
Dates: March 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30pm in the Roosevelt High School Theatre
Tickets: Open seating. $8 students/$10 Adults (sold at the door prior to each performance)
From the RHS Drama announcement:
Mary Zimmermann’s “Metamorphoses” brings Ovid’s tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses 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.
Fifteen RHS student actors will play some fifty humans, goddesses & gods, narrators, spirits, servants, sailors, and “Denizens of the Underworld” in about a dozen of Ovid’s great myths.
These hilarious, heartbreaking, and visceral stories will be told with lots of ensemble-driven movement, fight choreography, stage illusions, and…WATER.
Don’t miss what promises to be an unique Roosevelt theatre experience but keep in mind that Metamorphoses contains mature themes, images, and language and is recommended for ages 13 and up.