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Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production ofMetamorphoses

FEB 8 – MAR 17, 2013

written and directed by
Tony Award winner
Mary Zimmerman

based on a translation by David Slavitt of Ovid's Metamorphoses

on the Fichandler Stage

Dazzling Theatricality

“THE SOUL WANDERS IN THE DARK, UNTIL IT FINDS LOVE. AND SO,
WHEREVER OUR LOVE GOES, THERE WE FIND OUR SOUL.”

Lost love, dangerous passion and reunited soul-mates wrestle with fate in Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman’s Broadway smash, Metamorphoses. Back in D.C. for the first time since her awe-inspiring productions of The Arabian Nights and Candide,Zimmerman’s “gorgeous” (NY Daily News) interpretation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses proves romance never goes out of style - even for the Gods. Lose yourself in a magical world of “powerful, moving, and funny” (Talkin’ Broadway) stories played out in a giant pool on our famous in-the-round stage.

Metamorphoses is sponsored by Altria

“Enchanting… Lyrical… Serenely alluring.”– Washington Post

5 stars (Ten stars if we had them).”– DC Metro Theater Arts

“A THEATRICAL MEMORY FOR LIFE… Do everything in your power to get a ticket.”– Broadway World

“MAGICAL AND FASCINATING.”– Talkin’ Broadway

“PREPARE TO BE MESMERIZED… Reminds us
of the power of theatre to cleanse, renew, fullfill and ultimately transform us.”– DC Theatre Scene

“Ethereal, haunting, and magical… Entirely original,
one of a kind, unforgettable theatrical experience.”– Woman Around Town

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Mary Zimmerman

“There is a line in the show from Jung (I believe) that says "Dreams are private myths, myths are public dreams" which is an idea I like very much. Whenever and wherever we have done this show, audiences immediately connect to the stories because metamorphoses — change, unlooked for and often unwanted – is an inescapable fact of our lives; it binds us together. These myths give a kind of comfort in that they assert that it was ever thus — that change is the only constant – and yet, out of any destruction, something new is born. And aside from all this, the stories are also gripping because they have a kind of wit, an unexpected humor in their staging that is born from both their strangeness and their familiarity.”

— Mary Zimmerman, playwright/director

The 2012/13 Fichandler Stage season is sponsored by Dr. Jaylee Montague Mead

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