UofL’s Theatre Arts presents ‘Metamorphoses’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – “Metamorphoses,” a play based on ancient myths as told by the Roman poet Ovid, will wind up the 2009 spring season for the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts.

    “Audiences should be prepared for a magical and powerful update on the stories of Midas, Eros and other gods and goddesses at the creation of the world,” said director James Tompkins, a UofL associate professor of theatre.

    The play, which focuses on love in all of its manifestations, unfolds in a series of vignettes that include comedy, drama, tragedy — and even a few special effects.

    “People sitting close to the stage might get a bit wet, since the transformation of characters occurs in a pool of water,” Tompkins said.

    Written by Mary Zimmerman, the work was nominated for the 2002 Tony Award for best play and includes original music.

    Because of adult themes and male nudity, the play is recommended for those 18 or older.

    Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 15–17 and April 19 and at 3 p.m. on April 18 and 19 at Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd Street. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for faculty, staff, students and senior citizens.

    For tickets and information, call 502-852-6814 or see louisville.edu/a-s/ta/. For more details on the play, call Debbie Hudson at 502-852-7682.