Theatre Mirror Reviews - "Metamorphoses"

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"METAMORPHOSES"

by Mary Zimmerman
directed by Carmel OíReilly

Ensemble:

Madeleine Bennett
Olivia Benowitz
Matthew Bohrer
Jack Fishburn
Nelson Greaves
Arlo Hill
Carolyn Holding
Daniel Pecci
Cecilia I. Soler
Sara Wright

Mary Zimmermanís magical, acclaimed METAMORPHOSES, drawing such myths as King Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Alcyone and Ceyx from Ovidís collection and setting them in and around a swimming pool, is briefly casting its spell at the Loeb Drama Center; I saw the New York production, several years ago, and the HRDCís version is almost as good, cast with student actors and shimmeringly directed by Carmel OíReilly so that water, desire, love and transcendence become one and the same, balanced between the classical and the contemporary, the heartfelt and the send-up. I remember the New York cast being more adept in their swimming, submerging and play-acting, but how lovely to re-experience Ms. Zimmermanís images through this engaging ensemble. After attending METAMORPHOSES, taking a bath will never seem the sameÖ

"Metamorphoses" (19-27 October)
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE DRAMATIC CLUB
Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, HARVARD, MA
1 (617) 547-8300

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