Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance presents the magic of “Metamorphoses.”
The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University opens the spring semester on March 4 with Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” in the Center for Art & Theatre’s Black Box Theatre. The show will run from March 4 to March 11. Performances start at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.
“Metamorphoses” combines a poetic and lyrical script with mesmerizing dance and a magical setting to create a remarkable retelling of Greek mythological stories that are familiar to most. The innovative stage design incorporates a pool of water center stage that challenges actors to reach new extremes in their craft. The aquatic setting and abstract design put the audience in a whole new world that is fluid and hypnotic. The show is simultaneously modern and timeless in its retelling of Ovid’s characters including Midas, Alcyone, Ceres, Orpheus, Narcissus.
“Metamorphoses” is directed by Lisa L. Abbott and her post-modern vision has been brought to life by Mathyn Miller’s exquisite choreography which inspires awe and wonder in every movement. Student designers; Olivia Carter on scene design, Allie Yancey on costume design and Zo Haynes on lighting design, have executed a spectacular feat in accomplishing the otherworldly conceptualization of the show.
The ensemble of the production welcomes new and old faces. Familiar to GSU audiences are Teuandras Oaks, Gregory Hernandez, Tsiambwom Akuchu, and Devyn Crawley. The extraordinary cast manages not only acting but also dancing, singing, and swimming. The group works in a cohesive manner that complements the director’s vision but also gives clear focus to each member of the ensemble.
Student and youth tickets are $5; Faculty, staff and community tickets are $10. All seating is general admission. The house opens at 7 p.m., and we encourage audience members to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. to ensure good seats. The balcony will serve as overflow seating. Call the Box Office at 912-478-5379 to make reservations. Reservation requests can be left on the box office voicemail 24-hours a day. The box office is open 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday for ticket purchase and reopens at 6 p.m. on performance days.
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