the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: November 8, 2012 at 7pm to November 18, 2012 at 9pm
Location: The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, Paramount Center
Street: 559 Washington Street
City/Town: Boston, MA
Website or Map: http://artsemerson.org
Event Type: theater, play
Organized By: friend massmouth
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2012
Translated by Ted Hughes
Adapted by Whistler in the Dark
Directed by Meg Taintor
November 08-18, 2012
The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, Paramount Center:: 559 Washington Street
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"Brilliantly succeeds at bringing Ovid's passionate and disturbing stories to life. One of the many pleasures offered ... is discovering that 'the sweet witty soul of Ovid' now lives in Ted Hughes."
-The Boston Globe
Boston’s own Whistler in the Dark company reaches for new heights in revisiting their bold staging that combines their signature pared-down aesthetic with dizzying aerial feats. An explosive combination of movement and poetry, Tales from Ovid cradles the myths that have been the basis for countless contemporary stories – stories of transformation, of transcendent passion, of gods and mortals locked in combat until that entanglement combusts into a new state of being. Using Ted Hughes’ muscular and robust translation, which was awarded the Whitbread Prize in 1997, these myths are explored and exploded outward in this vibrant new adaptation.