Chestertown, MD, October 17, 2006 — Washington College's Drama Department presents Metamorphoses,based on the myths of Ovid, a senior thesis directed by Rachel Loose, written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman, October 20 and 21, at 8 p.m., in the College's Tawes Theatre. Reservations are required. For show information, call 410-778-7835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything Midas touched turned to gold; Orpheus lost Eurydice to the underworld.Metamorphoses breathes life into these and Ovid's most memorable myths, drifting seamlessly from past to present and exploring the age-old themes of love, lust, greed, and the loss of a loved one. Staged around a pool, the play utilizes the talent of ten actors to portray more than 60 characters to a twenty-first century audience. Actors include: seniors Liam Daley, Ken Dolch, David Hosey, and Val Larson; junior Kevin Reagan; sophomores Bethany Creel, Dorothy Johnson, Hester Sachse, and Ryan Stiffler; and freshman Lauren Davenport.
"The show is about the endurance of the human spirit—the challenges we face, and how we change and adapt as a result of our experiences," notes Director Rachel Loose. "These myths resonate, and I knew I had to direct such a challenging and provoking piece."