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Scenes from Metamorphoses
August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on August 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on August 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
About the show
In what’s considered her signature theatrical piece, once hailed as “the theater event of the year” (Time), Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in a ravishing theatricalization of the Roman poet Ovid’s powerful masterwork, Metamorphoses. An ensemble of actors embodies figures from Greek mythology to share both well-known and rarely told stories of transformation. Metamorphoses debuted on Broadway in 2002 and earned Zimmerman a Tony Award for Best Director. Zimmerman uses the play as a “poetic bridge between myth and modernism” by creating a hybrid of ancient Greek and modern American cultures.
Alex Beebe, Samantha Blaine, Void Hughes, Sam Knofler, Annie McClory, Elizabeth Tran, Luka Varga, Maggie Stanton, Sophia Burden, Rachel Dumas, Hannah Herzig, and Valanna Kalk.
Watch the show online for one weekend only!
Friday, August 20 and Saturday, 21 at 7pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2pm
Scenes From Metamorphoses is a one-hour adaptation of Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman’s 1996 play based on The Metamorphoses of Ovid, a retelling of Greek myths by the Roman poet. Metamorphoses is divided into independent scenes, loosely connected by the theme of personal change and the story-arc of one of the characters, and bookended by two very different wishes granted by the gods. In each of these stories, the characters encounter tragedy and are transformed by the choices they make, and how they allow love to manifest in their lives.
Lakewood has assembled a talented group of teenage actors and technicians from around the greater Portland area to bring you this show. Despite the recent successes with the Covid 19 vaccines, in an abundance of caution Lakewood has decided to continue with our plan of producing Scenes From Metamorphoses on Zoom with the actors performing live from their own homes. Many members of the team have never met in person. Lakewood has created an immersive scenic environment for this production, and to simulate the experience of a show on our actual stage as nearly as possible, the audience in our Zoom performances will be hidden, and only the actors who are “on stage” at any particular moment will be visible.