The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre and Dance presents its fourth show of the 2015-16 season in celebration of women as playwrights, choreographers, directors and designers with a production of Mary Zimmerman’s Tony-Award winning play “Metamorphoses.” The play will run for two weekends, March 11-20, in the University Theatre.
Dramatically set around a large pool of water at center stage, “Metamorphoses” is a contemporary retelling of Ovid’s poem of classic Greek myths, including Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Narcissus, and Eros and Psyche, among others. Humorous and sorrowful, sensuous and thoughtful, the play explores the fluidity of human nature and the human condition.
“‘Metamorphoses’ spoke to me with its message of transformation, love, and renewal,” said the production’s director, CSUDH theatre arts instructor Kelly Herman. “I feel the stories have resonance and relevance for a contemporary audience. Some of the tales will be familiar, some will be new, but the play affirms the frailty of being human and our overwhelming capacity to love.”
The CSUDH production is an all-student cast, with cast members playing multiple roles. CSUDH dance instructor Marco Carreon arranged the choreography.
The play contains strong adult themes and is not intended for all audiences.
WHAT: Play: “Metamorphoses”
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, March 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: University Theatre, California State University, Dominguez Hills,
1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
TICKETS: $10 students; $15 general admission; buy online or (310) 243-3589
Parking is located near the CSU Dominguez Hills University Theatre complex in Lot 3 or 6. Daily visitor parking permits are $6 and can be purchased using cash, credit or debit cards at kiosk machines located in each lot. For a campus map, visit here.
For more information about the CSU Dominguez Hills Theatre and Dance program, contact the theatre office at (310) 243-3588 or visit here.