PREVIEW: Ovid’s Metamorphoses in a Modern Theatrical Adaptation by Mary Zimmerman

Published in the year 8, Ovid’s Metamorphoses are a group 15 books written as one epic poem. They describe, in a sometimes less-than-factual manner, the history of the world from creation to the stabbing of Caesar. The stories are independent, but connect through common themes, as Ovid was a great thinker, known for his philosophizing on the arts of falling in and out of love.

It might be hard to believe, but this ancient work has been adapted to affect a modern audience over two millennia later. If you love the classics, need something to do this weekend, or are interested in disproving your skepticism, I invite you to attend the theatre RC’s production.

Showtimes include:

Friday, January 17 at 7pm
Saturday, January 18 at 7pm
Sunday, January 19 at 7pm

all at the Keene Theater, 701 East University. Doors open at 6:45pm.

While this is a free event, the cast and crew worked tirelessly on this project, so there is a suggested donation of $5/person.

Emma Pinchak

I'm just a lonely cowboy displaced in the city. I don't feel the same under these dim stars.

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