Act fast! These tickets won't last. We saw Metamorphoses opening night and this production is beyond beautiful. This is THE must see show of the season. A decade after Lookingglass first brought Metamorphoses to life, the theatre world was still reeling. I missed the original run but spoke to a hand full of people right before I saw the show who said the production literally changed their lives. "You would remember if you'd seen it." "After seeing Metamorphoses the first time, I've made it a point to see everything Mary Zimmerman has had a hand in." There's a reason this show went on to Broadway and garnered Mary Zimmerman a 2002 Tony Award for Best Director.
This is definitely a show for mature audiences. Be aware there is male frontal nudity, an incest scene and every vice known to Ovid. That said, everything is done in an artistic, amazing way and teens and evenmature tweens would be able to handle this show with parental guidance and discussion. If in doubt, check it out. As always, you know your own children best and your comfort level and theirs. Particularly for older children who are familiar with an enjoy and understand Ovid's stories, Midas, Narcissus and the others will forever vividly spring to life after seeing Metamorphoses live.
Transformative is the word that comes to mind. From a watery world reminiscent of something primordial, baptismal and subconscious, Metamorphoses emerges with the all the passions, foibles, and human nature of the Greek myths. I want to come back again and bring everyone I know.Highly recommended!
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces a four week extension of Metamorphoses, based on the myths of Ovid from a translation by David Slavitt, written and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. The revival production, coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of the Broadway production, is now playing through December 16, 2012, at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
Tickets, $36-$70, are available online, www.lookingglasstheatre.org; by phone, (312) 337-0665; or at the Lookingglass Theatre box office, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. For more information and box office hours, visit www.lookingglasstheatre.org.
From a simple, rippling pool of water, Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman conjured the force of Ovid’s ancient myths into gorgeous imagery and breathtaking storytelling. Metamorphoses’ highly-acclaimed Chicago revival features a number of Lookingglass Ensemble Members and original cast members.
In February 2013, Lookingglass Theatre’s production of Metamorphoses, will transfer to The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Last season, The Arena Stage brought Lookingglass’ hit production of The Arabian Nights to its stage.
Metamorphoses features members of the original Lookingglass Chicago cast, Anjali
Bhimani (Myrrha and Others), Lawrence E. DiStasi (Hermes and Others),Marilyn Dodds Frank (Therapist and Others), Raymond Fox (Midas and Others), Douglas Hara (Phaeton and Others), Chris Kipiniak (Erysichthon and Others),Louise Lamson (Alcyone and Others). The cast also includes returning cast member Anne Fogarty (Aphrodite and Others) and new cast members Usman Ally(Orpheus and Others) and Lauren Orkus (Eurydice and Others). On November 20, Patrick Andrews will join the cast, replacing Doug Hara as Phaeton and Others; and Metamorphoses original cast member Erik Lochtefeld will return to Lookingglass to play Ceyx and Others, replacing Usman Ally. On December 4, Ashleigh Lathrop will join the cast as Myrrha and Others, replacing Anjali Bhimani; and Tempe Thomas will play Aphrodite and Others, replacing Anne Fogarty, who moves to playing Therapist and Others in the place of Marrilyn Dodds Frank.
Tickets and information—Metamorphoses
Lookingglass Theatre is located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile shopping district inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. Discounted parking is available for Lookingglass patrons at both the nearby John Hancock Center and Olympia Centre Self Park (161 E. Chicago Ave.).To purchase tickets, call the Lookingglass Theatre box office at (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.
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