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Upper School Winter Play: Metamorphoses

Jan 11, 2013


The Upper School of Cape Fear Academy will be presenting Metamorphoses as its winter play. The show will run January 11-13, 2013 at the Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center.  Times on Friday and Saturday are 7:30 PM and on Sunday at 3 PM.

Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman, is based on Ovid's transformation myths. The play subtly mixes the ancient stories of pathos and tragedy with contemporary language, humor, and thought, all enacted in and around a large pool of water.

The show's Assistant Director is senior Betsy Williams and original music is by senior Caroline Barrett. The show will also include a large technical element of projection designed by junior Jay Batchler and the intricate set design is by Mr. Benedict Fancy.  

The show is directed by David T. Loudermilk, who said, "I had the privilege of seeing the original Broadway production of Metamorphoses, which left a lasting impression on me because of the creative and unique retelling of these classic Greek myths. This show is told with a contemporary twist, around a body of water, which will be built in the Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center. For the theatre department of Cape Fear Academy, it is quite possibly the largest technical undertaking we have ever attempted."