Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman, is featured as the Winter Play this week. The play adapts scenes from Ovid’s classic Greek stories, and the scenes are acted and directed by Collegiate Upper School students. Performances are FREE this Wednesday, January 14, and Thursday, January 15, at 7:30 pm on the Oates Theater stage (behind the curtain).
Senior Caroline Weinberg has put together the Top Ten Reasons You Should Go See The Winter Play.
10. Because Iris the God(ess) of Rainbows is played by Steele Viverette.
8.4. Because you can see humans transform into birds before your very eyes.
8.1. Because you will be so close to the actors that you will feel like you actually traveled back to Greek mythological times.
7.23. Because you can witness Margaret Davenport psychoanalyze Jack Kachel.
6.7. Because Annie Leeth plays the violin between scenes and it is BEAUTIFUL.
5. Because you can witness a steamy moment between Nash Wiley and Kyleigh Negus.
4.231. Because Nash Wiley is shirtless for the entirety of his time on stage.
3.0003. Because all the scenes are student directed and produced, and they are INCREDIBLE.
2.10. Because you’ll laugh and cry and come out of the experience a changed human being.
1.0 Because it’s Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm, and, let’s be real, you don’t already have plans both of those nights (your textbooks will forgive you, I promise).
Image courtesy of: http://www.appstate.edu/~martypjw/dramaturgypages/metamorphoses/metamorphoseshome.html