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Arena Stage presents Mary Zimmerman's brilliant 'Metamorphoses'
Arena Stage presents Mary Zimmerman's brilliant 'Metamorphoses'

About 2000 years ago, the Roman poet Ovid completed “Metamorphoses,” his chronicle of ancient gods and goddesses, the mortals who worshiped or dared them, and the transformations they experienced. In this epic work, Ovid delivered a simple, comforting message: “All things change, but nothing dies.” In the late 1990s, playwright and director Mary Zimmerman unveiled a compelling treatment of Ovid’s magnum opus, also titled “Metamorphoses,” which went on to become one of her most admired and performed creations. The premiere was given by Chicago’s ÖLookingglass Theatre Company, whose recent revival is now being presented at Arena Stage in...

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