Midas in the Luther College production of "Metamorphoses"Written by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Dr. Robert Vrtis
Center for the Arts: Jewel Theatre
May 1-9, 2015

Director's Notes

Freely adapted from Ovid’s narrative poetry, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses retells ancient myths in decidedly contemporary fashion. This performance mixes elements of vivid storytelling, compelling imagery, song, and spectacle in order to explore each myth’s elusive meaning. It invites us to consider our “mythic sides,” engaging with “the irrational and the ambiguous.” How does myth reenact itself in our contemporary world? How do ancient stories transform to fit our time? Who is that woman in the water?

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