Based on the Myths of Ovid,
written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman

This piece of theatrical magic was first developed by performance studies professor Mary Zimmerman at Northwestern University in 1998 and, by 2002, was a smash hit on Broadway.  Based on The Metamorphoses of Ovid, the Roman poet, Zimmerman’s play combines the myths’ ancient lyrical poetry with modern translations.

Overview of the myths with photos.

Media Reviews

“Sheer visual poetry…no lightning from the heavens if you miss this one, just your own regrets when you hear people talking about it in months to come.”

– Monday Magazine

“The cast captures the humanity, sexy physicality and joie de vivre the piece demands.”

– Times Colonist


Show Dates

November 10 – 26, 2005
Previews: Nov. 8 & 9 at 8 pm ($5 after 5 pm)
Evening performances: Nov. 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 pm
Matinee: Nov. 26 at 2 pm
ONE SHOW ADDED on Sat., Nov. 26 at 8 pm

Pre-Show Lecture: Nov. 11 at 7 pm (Free to the public)

Cast & Creative

Guest Director:  Jennifer H. Capraru
Set Designer:  Karyn McCallum, MFA student (Design)
Guest Costume Designer:  Tamara Marie Kucheran
Guest Lighting Designer:  Michael J.  Whitfield
Sound Designer: Gord Heal, Undergraduate student  
Musical Director: Victor Dolhai, Undergraduate student
Stage Manager: Heather Rycraft, Undergraduate student

Assistant Director:  Chelsea Haberlin, Undergraduate student
Observing Director:  Yasmine Kandil, MFA student (Directing)
Set Design Assistant:  Ashley Rees, Undergraduate student
Costume Design Assistant: Calli Burr and Laurin Kelsey, Undergraduate students
Lighting Design Assistant:  Nicole Lamb, Undergraduate student

Featuring: Tonye AganabaJamaine CampbellJade ChangVictor DolhaiJohn EllingsonIngrid HansonTrevor HintonMing HudsonKaitlyn RegehrKate RichardCeline RichmondDevon Taylor, and Kholby Wardell.