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Inside the Season: Metamorphoses

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Dates Wed, May 22, 2024, 6:30pm

Venue Folger Theatre

Tickets $25 with discounts for Folger Members and Subscribers

Join Folger Institute Director Patricia Akhimie as she discusses Metamorphoses with production dramaturg Faedra Chatard Carpenter.

About the production

Ovid’s classic tales come to astonishing life in Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation where gods and mortals experience love, loss, and transformation.

Juxtaposing the mythic and the modern, the stories of Aphrodite, Midas, Orpheus, Cupid, and others are told in a whimsical and poignant fashion, reminding us of the joys, follies, and heartbreaks of being human.

Metamorphoses was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2002, including “Best Play.”

Dr. Patricia Akhimie

Director, Folger Institute

Dr. Patricia Akhimie

Faedra Chatard Carpenter

Dramaturg, Metamorphoses

Faedra Chatard Carpenter



Ovid’s classic stories of the loves, losses, and transformations of gods and mortals are reimagined for the 21st century in Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation.
Tue, May 7 – Sun, Jun 16, 2024
Folger Theatre