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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


July 22, 23, 2018

In the The Mug in the College Center

By Ovid (Translated by Ted Hughes)
Directed and Adapted by Elizabeth Hess

A man is transformed into a woman by snakes. A boy drowns in his own image. A daughter smashes through taboos to mate with her father. A goddess aches to make love with beauty incarnate. A runner stumbles into love.

This is the world of Ovid’s Metamorphoses where dreams and desires erupt, collide and interact with the supernatural. Bodies are magically transformed, and psyches are suddenly altered as insatiable wants become feverish and frenzied. Mortals and gods commingle in the dark recesses of the Underworld or breathe in the intoxicating fumes of the Overworld. Extremes of passion drives these tales. Passion that is ecstatic. Passion that is doomed. Passion that is relentless. Passion that is irrational. Passion that is totally recognizable as being all too human.

Free and open to the public. No ticket required.