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 Metamorphoses Comments, Articles, & Reviews 
Georgia Shakespeare Puts Myths Back in the Pool

July 9, 2013

Metamorphoses and Mighty Myths and Legends score hits with watery sets

In remounting its 2006 production of Metamorphoses, Georgia Shakespeare brings back more than four of the original actors and director Richard Garner. The company refills the 3,000-gallon pool of water that dominates the performing space and turns out to be Metamorphoses' star attraction. The aquatic take on the timeless myths of Ovid represents such a graceful fusion of design and material that water seems like an underrated medium for a live performance. It makes you wonder why more stage plays don't employ water (not counting the Ice Capades, which use the frozen kind).

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Theatre Review: 'Metamorphoses' at GA Shakespeare

June 27, 2013

“Nothing retains its own form; but Nature, the greater renewer, ever makes up forms from forms.  Be sure there’s nothing perishes in the whole universe; it does but vary and renew its form.”  Thus spoke the Roman poet Ovid 2000 years ago in his greatest work, “Metamorphoses.”

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Metamorphoses - An Atlanta Theater Fans Review

June 26, 2013

When Georgia Shakespeare first produced Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman in 2006, it was well received and earned several Suzi Bass Awards. Now, it is remounting the production with six returning cast members and four new ones. This production is set to be as highly praised as the original.

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Review: Georgia Shakespeare's 'Metamorphoses' Mesmerizes Again

June 25, 2013

Producing artistic director Richard Garner’s original 2006 Georgia Shakespeare staging of “Metamorphoses” was a critical and popular triumph of somewhat mythic proportions — fittingly enough, in that Mary Zimmerman’s episodic play is based on a dozen or so Greek myths by Ovid.

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Georgia Shakespeare's "Metamorphoses" Takes Smart, Sexy Look at Myth, with Water as Star

June 25, 2013

When it’s summer, most Atlantans want nothing more than to hang around the pool. The crew at Georgia Shakespeare will certainly be doing their share of that this summer, but it’s not that they’re slacking off. They’ve simply brought the pool onstage for another run of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses,” through July 21. The dramatic retelling of tales from Ovid famously uses a large standing pool of water as the primary feature of its set.

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When it’s summer, most Atlantans want nothing more than to hang around the pool. The crew at Georgia Shakespeare will certainly be doing their share of that this summer, but it’s not that they’re slacking off. They’ve simply brought the pool onstage for another run of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses,” through July 21. The dramatic retelling of tales from Ovid famously uses a large standing pool of water as the primary feature of its set. - See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/2013/06/review-georgia-shakespeares-metamorphoses-soaring-re-birth-myth-mirth/#sthash.BDxMlmYN.dpuf
BWW Reviews: METAMORPHOSES Revival Is a Magical Experience at Georgia Shakespeare

June 21, 2013

It is always dangerous to form an opinion of a show after seeing only its first preview. So I was a little apprehensive about writing a review after seeing the very first performance of the 2013 incarnation of Georgia Shakespeare's "Metamorphoses." Since the initial 2006 run, which was nominated for, and won, more Suzi Bass Awards than any non-musical in history, "Metamorphoses" has held a special place in the Atlanta theatre consciousness; and I am happy to report that I now fully understand why their patrons were so excited for Georgia Shakespeare to bring back Mary Zimmerman's masterpiece based on the myths of Ovid.

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OU Students Play a Part in Georgia Shakespeare's "Metamorphoses"

July 19, 2013

Oglethorpe University theater students have the exceedingly rare opportunity to be a part of theater at the professional level—right on their own campus. As part of the decades-long partnership between Georgia Shakespeare and Oglethorpe, students are invited to compete for scholarships that provide not only financial assistance, but also the privilege of interning with the company during their junior year.

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This Weekend's Best Bets: July 18

Encore Atlanta—ArtsScene

Metamorphoses. CLOSES SUNDAY. You have only a handful of chances left to see Georgia Shakespeare‘s beautiful, bawdy, raucous and heartbreaking reprise of this Broadway hit that tells 10 stories about what it means to be human. Its tales are based on the myths of the ancient Roman poet Ovid, and the show does, indeed, take place in and around a pool, as you may have heard. The critics: “Theatrical lightning does indeed strike twice” (Bert Osborne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution); ” … a gorgeous, smart, funny, sexy production” (Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL.com). Contains brief nudity. $13.08-$44.86. tonight-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.504.1473. Meet Metamorphoses‘ company member Park Krausen in this ENCORE SNAPSHOT.

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SNAPSHOT | Park Krausen

Encore Atlanta—ArtsScene

In brief: If you’ve been to Georgia Shakespeare in the past decade or taken in something by Atlanta’s French-language Théâtre du Rêve, you know Park Krausen’s face. You can see it — and her — through July 21 in the luminous, liquid Metamorphoses at Georgia Shakespeare. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.504.1473.

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This Weekend's Best Bets: July 11

Encore Atlanta—ArtsScene

Metamorphoses. THROUGH JULY 21. Put Georgia Shakespeare‘s reprise of this 2005 hit on your must-see list. This beautiful, bawdy, raucous and heartbreaking piece tells 10 stories about what it means to be human. The Broadway hit from creator Mary Zimmerman, based on the myths of the ancient Roman poet Ovid, does, indeed, take place in and around a pool, as you may have heard. The critics: “Theatrical lightning does indeed strike twice” (Bert Osborne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution); “As Atlanta audiences saw when the company did the show in 2005 and again in 2007, it’s a gorgeous, smart, funny, sexy production” (Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL.com). Contains brief nudity. $13.08-$44.86. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.504.1473. 

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Date Night and Girl's Night Out Events

July 7, 2013

July 7- July 21 Georgia Shakespeare presents Metamorphoses:
Metamorphoses explores themes of forbidden love, unbridled greed, and thwarted ambition. An elderly couple questions whether the end of life means the end of love. A greedy father finds he’s gotten more than he wanted when everything he touched turns to gold. A son tries to emulate his father and nearly destroys the Earth. A fearful wife learns the transformative power of love. The characters in this play, adapted from Ovid’s original narrative poem, grapple with experiences that at first seem outlandish but upon closer examination are very much like ours. The ten deceptively simple stories in this lyrical play – which takes place around a gorgeous pool of water – reveal what it means to be human, and in love.

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'Metamorphoses' Makes a Splash at Georgia Shakespeare

NeighborNewspapers.com—July 3, 2013

With the lights glistening off the pool water, Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” relates Ancient Greek to today’s world problems. The show runs through July 21, with productions Wednesday through Sunday and Tuesday at Georgia Shakespeare.

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This Weekend's Best Bets: June 27

Encore Atlanta — ArtsScene

Metamorphoses. THROUGH JULY 21. Everybody into the pool! Put Georgia Shakespeare‘s reprise of this 2005 hit on your must-see list. This beautiful, bawdy, raucous and heartbreaking piece tells 10 stories about what it means to be human. The 2002 Broadway hit from creator Mary Zimmerman is based on the myths of Ovid, an ancient Roman poet, and it does place in pool. Producing Artistic Director Richard Garner again directs, and even if you’ve seen it before, there is much that’s new to admire. The critics: “Theatrical lightning does indeed strike twice” (Bert Osborne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution); “As Atlanta audiences saw when the company did the show in 2005 and again in 2007, it’s a gorgeous, smart, funny, sexy production. Those who haven’t seen it yet will certainly want to catch it this time around” (Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL.com). Contains brief nudity. $13.08-$44.86. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional shows: 2 p.m. June 29 and July 6; 7 p.m. June 30 and July 7. No show July 4. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.504.1473. Discount vouchers at PoshDealz.com. (Pictured: Travis Smith and Tess Malis Kincaid. Photo by Greg Mooney.)

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Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses" Returns to Georgia Shakespeare

By Andrew Alexander

June 25, 2013

Water’s the star in Mary Zimmerman’s famous theatrical version of tales from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” The production returns to Georgia Shakespeare through July 21. Paired with a picnic and a glass of wine on the lawn before the show, I think it’s the perfect combination for summer.

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Date Night and Girl's Night Out Events

June 22, 2013

June 19- July 21 Georgia Shakespeare presents Metamorphoses:
Metamorphoses explores themes of forbidden love, unbridled greed, and thwarted ambition. An elderly couple questions whether the end of life means the end of love. A greedy father finds he’s gotten more than he wanted when everything he touched turns to gold. A son tries to emulate his father and nearly destroys the Earth. A fearful wife learns the transformative power of love. The characters in this play, adapted from Ovid’s original narrative poem, grapple with experiences that at first seem outlandish but upon closer examination are very much like ours. The ten deceptively simple stories in this lyrical play – which takes place around a gorgeous pool of water – reveal what it means to be human, and in love.

Read the full article here.

This Weekend's Best Bets: June 20

Encore Atlanta—ArtsScene

Metamorphoses. PREVIEWS TONIGHT | OPENS FRIDAY. Everybody into the pool! Put Georgia Shakespeare‘s reprise of this 2005 hit on your must-see list. This beautiful, bawdy, raucous and heartbreaking piece tells 10 stories about what it means to be human. The 2002 Broadway hit from creator Mary Zimmerman is based on the myths of Ovid, an ancient Roman poet, and it does place in pool. Producing Artistic Director Richard Garner again directs. Contains brief nudity. $13.08-$44.86. Through July 21. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional shows: 8 p.m. June 25; 2 p.m. June 29 and July 6; 7 p.m. June 30 and July 7. No show July 4. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.504.1473. Discount vouchers at  PoshDealz.com.

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WSB Radio Interview

June 16, 2013 — An interview with director Richard Garner as heard on Atlanta’s Morning News Sunday Edition on 95.5 FM WSB Radio.

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Georgia Shakespeare Hopes 'Metamorphoses' Broadens Appeal

June 14, 2013

Officials at Georgia Shakespeare are working to remake their venerable theater company.

Less than two years ago, Georgia Shakespeare had to put out a call for emergency help. The company said it needed to raise $500,000 in just a few months or it would close. Donors rallied and Georgia Shakespeare was able to keep going.

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Summer Stagings Abound

June 9, 2013

Through much of its 28-year hsitory, Georgia Shakespeare performed its own trio of shows each summer under a giant tent on the grounds of Oglethorpe University. With the opening of the school's Conant Performing Arts Center in 1997, the troupe moved its act indoors. And starting in 2006, co-founder and producing artistic director Richard Garner added an extra family show to the lineup.

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All-News 106.7 Radio

June 21, 2013

"Metamorphoses" is a theatrical take on the Greek Myths.
Using the story of King Midas and his Golden Touch as a framing device, "Metamorphoses" tackles eleven stories of greed, incest, suspicion, loss, gluttony and charity.
Georgia Shakespeare has mounted this play before, but six of the ten actors are new to this year's production.
The ensemble is joined by a virtual cast member, a huge wading pool that fills most of the stage, serving as everything from a placid pond to a raging ocean... and even as a psychiatrist's office.
With each actor playing multiple roles, the cast members turn in performances that frequently sparkle along with the water their standing in.
"Metamorphoses" runs through July 21st at Oglethorpe University.

Jim Dexter, All-News 106.7

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"great critical and popular fanfare." — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"The theatrical event of the year!" — TIME

"a luminous highlight of the Atlanta theater season." — Atlanta Magazine

"Call Georgia Shakespeare's 'Metamorphoses' a gift from the gods." — The Sunday Paper

"It's a wonderful cast, a wonderful show and a plot that's still great after three millennia."

— Gainesville Times

"A play, an event, a grand tour de force that should not be missed." — Anthony Rodriguez, Producing Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre

"It's like nothing else you'll see on a theatrical stage, and Georgia Shakespeare's Metamorphoses contains one such magical tableau after another." — Creative Loafing

"It's mythic. It's artful. It's hot." — Creative Loafing

"The actors in Metamorphoses at times sink under water, but the play can leave all witnesses holding their breath." — Creative Loafing

"luminous hit show" — Creative Loafing

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