Mary Zimmerman's play Metamorphoses is based on the fifteen-volume work of Greek myths written by the ancient Roman poet Ovid. Zimmerman selected ten myths that explicitly explore transformation. Zimmerman spins wicked humour, witty dialogue and emotional complexity to bring these myths to life for the stage. From lovers who, at the moment of their death become kingfishers; from a young girl becoming a star field of tears; to a greedy man consuming himself from hunger and another who everything she touches turns to gold; and from humans who, for one reason or another, become immortal. At its heart Metamorphoses explores death and the idea of death not being an end but a beginning of something ‘other’. From comedy to the absurd to the taboo it invites the audience to listen deeply, oftentimes asking us to sit uncomfortably with ambivalence and also with compassion.
Director Linda Luke, Assistant Director Byron Davis, with the 3rd year cast and creative technical team, examined this gem of a play - that was written by Zimmerman in 2002, inspired by a poet from over 2000 years ago - and they asked themselves, how is it relevant to our lives in 2022? How are these stories - cradled in myth - reflections of our contemporary life? We cannot wait to share with you, our audience, the results!
Written (or Devised) by: Mary Zimmerman
Director: Linda Luke
Assistant Director: Byron Davis
Cast: Adam Al Kuheli, Chloe Begbie, Amy Clapham-Turnball, Clementine de la Hunty, Patrick Ferrer, Zachary Hanlon, Elise Holland, Domenic Hort, Andrew Lewis, Brooke Salisbury, Hannah Schibeci, Angel Sunil, Liam Wagstaffe
Production Manager: Ellie Wedgwood
Stage Managers: Ellie Wedgwood, George Brooks, Maya Ascaino
Sound Design: George Brooks, Linda Luke and Team
Lighting Design team: Karen Norris and CAPA216 Students
Sound/ AV Operator: George Brooks
Date: Thursday 9th June - Saturday 11th June
Location: Building 29 Theatre G02
University of Wollongong
Phone: 02 4221 4354
For more information, please see the TAEM Performance website
Please be advised that this production has a COVID-Safe plan in place to reduce risk of potential virus transmission. If you are unwell or displaying cold and flu type symptoms, including coughing, you will not be permitted entry. Refunds will be issued if you are unwell and unable to attend.
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