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5 Star Starred
The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
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29 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 07 2010

It was good to hear Ovid's tales and interesting to see the staging, and I had to admire the athleticism of the performers. Greek/Roman myths can be grim, so don't expect an upbeat ending.

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8 stars
attended Nov 18 2010

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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Quotes & Highlights

“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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Whistler in the Dark

Whistler in the Dark Theatre produces highly theatrical and physically inventive plays that question and challenge our assumptions about the world in which we live and the rules we live by.