Many Milton students are familiar with Ovid’s classic poem Metamorphoses from English class. The spring play brings American playwright Mary Zimmerman’s version of Metamorphoses to King Theatre. Performing arts faculty member Eleza Moyer saw the original Broadway production and knew that someday she wanted to stage the play. This version focuses on the love myths of Ovid’s stories. Eleza describes the student production as a “theatrical experience that is all encompassing.” The theatre is set up as a “theatre in the round” and the set includes a pool because Zimmerman uses water as a metaphor for love. The cast and crew consists of students from all four grades, and there is live music and singing interspersed in the dialogue and action.
Metamorphoses opens in King Theatre on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., with shows on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m.