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Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” opens at Playhouse on Park

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Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” opens at Playhouse on Park

June 3rd through July 13th

 

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Beginning with previews on June 13th and 14th, Ovid’s Metamorphoses is coming to the Playhouse on Park stage!

Based on Ovid’s classic, narrative poem, the Mary Zimmerman play tells the transformation myths of several Greek and Roman Gods using contemporary language and familiar characters such as King Midas and his golden touch. “Metamorphoses” explores the meaning of life through moments of change and the expression of universal emotions. 

Directed by Playhouse on Park co-founder and co-artistic director, Sean Harris (NYC’s Hamlet, Dinner With Friends, Much Ado About Nothing), this popular adaptation has been hailed by the New York Times for its “imagination” and ability to reduce even the most “callous New Yorkers to sobs”. With a large pool serving as the major focal point of the epic story’s set and action, this is a theatrical experience that cannot be missed.

Three Connecticut natives, West Hartford’s David Goldman and Harrison Greene, and Melissa Kaufman of Branford, join Eric Whitten, Troy Peckham, Justin Sease, Ashley C. Williams, Amelia Campbell, Quinn Warren, and Jillian Rorrer to complete the young and talented ensemble of this ambitious project.

The play opens officially on Friday June 15th, 2012 and will be preceded by a complimentary wine and cheese reception for patrons to enjoy from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Furthermore, following the Sunday, June 18th matinee, the audience can participate in a Talk Back with the cast and director.

Now accepting group reservations. Please call the box office to inquire about group rates.

Metamorphoses runs June 13th through July 1st at West Hartford's award winning professional theatre, Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road. Tickets range in price from $22.50 - $32.50 (Students, Seniors, Let's Go Arts members save $2.50 per ticket) and can be purchased in person or over the phone at the box office 860-523-5900 ext. 10, Tuesday to Friday (10am - 6pm); Saturday (10am - 2pm) and 2 hours before curtain; or online at www.PlayhouseOnPark.org. Preview show tickets are available for $15.00! For more information regarding our upcoming 2012-13 season, complete bios, special dining offers, and ticket deals, please visit the website or call us at the box office.

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