Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid: A Retelling of Classic Myths
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The last date listed for Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid was Sunday November 21, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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Stuck in Big Ugly, West Virginia, Eudora has dreams of leaving the town for good. In the meantime, she's been tasked with running her family's arcade while her father hits the bottle and her wealthy cousin Luann loafs around all day. Fortune seems to arrive when a mysterious stranger comes to town, taking a keen interest in a rare fortune-telling machine at the arcade. His offer thrills Eudora, and she sees a chance to escape her small town life -- but her family has other plans in store and won't let her leave without putting up a fight. Learn More
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This was a totally awesome experience. With hardly any props and no backdrops or scenery, these actors made us believe that we were seeing palaces, murders, animals and people changing before our eyes. THIS is theatre and acting!! Especially...continued
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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
Adapted by Tim Supple and Simon Reade
Directed by Meg Taintor
“Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed into different bodies.”
A bear and a man flare up into stars.
A guilt-wracked daughter grows roots and becomes a tree.
Two struggling bodies meld and fuse into one.
Ovid’s Metamorphoses shapes 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. In Ted Hughes’ muscular and robust re-telling, which was awarded the Whitbread Prize in 1997, these myths are explored and exploded outward, and are here embodied in a vibrant new adaptation.
Whistler in the Dark reaches for new heights with a bold staging that combines our signature pared-down aesthetic with dizzying aerial feats in an explosive combination of movement and poetry. Join them as they re-imagine and transform these amazing stories of metamorphoses.