The St. Andrew's-Sewanee Players present Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, a theatrical retelling of the tales of Ovid. Performances take place on Saturday, October 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts on the SAS campus (290 Quintard Rd., Sewanee). Admission is available at the door and is $7 for adults and $5 for children. SAS students, faculty, and staff attend for free. The production is appropriate for all ages.
Zimmerman's play, based on Ovid's transformation myths, was first performed as a student production at Northwestern University, where Zimmerman is the Jaharis Family Foundation Professor of Performance Studies. In 2002, the play opened on Broadway at the Circle on the Square Theater and earned Tony a nomination for "Best Play". Based on Ovid's transformation myths, the play uses contemporary language mixed with original lines from Ovid to portray timeless stories of love, change, and the human capacity to adapt.
Thirty-two SAS students in grades 6-12 are involved in the production. The play is directed by Director of Performing Arts Robie Jackson. Theater teacher Janet Berka is the technical director. St. Andrew's-Sewanee School presents two major student productions each year.