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School of Theater to make a 'splash' with Metamorphoses

Opening night is Oct. 2

The Ohio University School of Theater is opening their 2013-14 main stage season with a performance of Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses."

Opening night is Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theater located in the basement of the Radio and Television Building. The show will run until Thursday, Oct. 12, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.

Nominated for three Tony Awards in 2002, Metamorphoses is an adaptation of an Ovid poem, which portrays six mythological stories and the overall idea of change. The big element of shock in this performance is that the actors will be performing the entire show in a swimming pool.  

Having a pool serve as the stage was the original vision of Northwestern playwright, Mary Zimmerman and was adopted and produced by the School of Theater Production Department. Cast members are made up of undergraduate and graduate students, who were selected last spring.

"It is a show unlike any you will have the chance to see again. We are so fortunate that the faculty and staff chose to take on this production, and I feel very lucky to be a part of this very unique show!" said Rachel Mock, a graduate student who is portraying multiple roles in the show.

Tickets for Metamorphoses are free with a Ohio University student ID and $10 for the public. They are available at the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office from noon to 5 p.m. daily or by phone during the same hours at 740-593-1780. Tickets will be available at the Forum Theater an hour prior to performances.