Arena Stage The Mead Center for American Theater MY ACCOUNT


Dazzling Theatricality

adapted and directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman
based on a translation by David Slavitt of Ovid's Metamorphoses
in the Fichandler
February 8 – March 17, 2013

“Gorgeous … a work of pure enchantment.” New York Daily News

Back in D.C. for the first time since her smash hit productions of The Arabian Nights and Candide and ten years after this exquisite production stormed Broadway and earned her the Tony Award for Best Director, MacArthur “Genius,” Mary Zimmerman returns with Metamorphoses. Zimmerman's magical interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphoses proves transformation myths about romance, family, loss and redemption never go out of style. Through lyrical storytelling and stunning imagery Zimmerman constructs a wondrous world where gods and mortals will interact in a giant pool on our famous in-the-round stage. These timeless stories – “powerful, moving, and funny” (Talkin’ Broadway) – ripple through the depths of imagination, reminding us of the transformative power of theater.