Thursday, October 22, 2015


Wow! There is a theatrical production unlike any other appearing now at the Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street through Nov.1. Metamorphoses is in a class of its own. To say that it is being presented on the F. Otto Haas mainstage would be somewhat of a misnomer, as most of the play’s action takes place in a pool, which holds 26,000 gallons of water and has its base temperature at slightly over 100 degrees. The imagery is exquisite.  The choreography is breath-taking. Led by director Doug Hara who performed in the first production of Metamorphoses in 1998, the ten-member cast takes on 50 different roles. Celebrated playwright Mary Zimmerman has adapted the 2000 year old classic myths of Ovid, weaving spellbinding tales of a variety of gods and their interactions among themselves as well as with mortals. There is not much time left in the run; if you haven’t seen this production yet, run to your phone, computer or Arden box office before the show leaves town. Tickets may be obtained by calling 215-922-1122, visiting online at or by walking up at the box office, 40 N 2nd Street.

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