January 25th, 2007

2005

METAMORPHOSES

Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses
at the Vam York Theatre; 4039 NW 16th Blvd, near Publix


We've been reviewed by the Sun!

In case the linky doesn't work, here's the review:

image from the Gainesville Sun
'Metamorphoses' uses onstage oasis for Midas touch

Those crazy, intrepid theater people at the Gainesville Community Playhouse have done it: They've created a full-size pool right on stage in the Vam York Theater where they are performing Mary Zimmerman's beautiful play, "Metamorphoses."

It's no small feat to house 7,000 pounds of water in an on-stage pool where 12 actors interpret new versions of tales from Greek mythology. Based on the stories of Ovid, some, like the tale of King Midas and his golden touch, are familiar; others like the doomed sea voyage of King Ceyx whose adored wife, Alcyone, dreams of his death, are less familiar.

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Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, January 19 through February 4, 2007.

Tickets are $15.00, and are availble at Omni Books (Westgate Plaza, 99 SW 34th St., (352) 375-3755) or at the door.

You'll laugh, you'll cry... and if you're in the front row, you may even get a little wet. ;)

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