Theatre UNB Presents Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

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Theatre UNB is set to thrill audiences with a collection of stories from Classical mythology with its latest production, Metamorphoses.

Theatre UNB is set to thrill audiences with a collection of stories from Classical mythology with its latest production, Metamorphoses. Adapted by Mary Zimmerman from the writings of Ovid, Metamorphoses is a Tony Award-winning play that recounts tales both familiar and less well known about gods, goddesses, monsters, and mere mortals in stories of love, adventure, tragedy, and transformation that are by turns funny, dark, and moving.

The tales in Metamorphoses ranges in location from the heights of Mount Olympus to the depths of Hades, with many earthly stops in between. For Theatre UNB’s production, all will unfold in an intimate in-the-round staging, centring on the waters of a reflecting pool, that will animate all corners of UNB’s Memorial Hall. Performed by a cast of seventeen directed by UNB Director of Drama Len Falkenstein, the play is filled with poetry, movement, and music, featuring an original score composed and performed live by Zoe O’Regan.

Metamorphoses will have three performances, at 7:30 nightly from Thursday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 4th. Tickets will be available at the door (cash only and priced at $14 regular; $10 senior/underemployed; $8 for students). Proof of vaccination is required for entry. For more information, call 506 447-3078 or emaillfalken@unb.ca

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