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By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Psalmayene 24

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Dates & Tickets

Dates Tue, May 7 – Sun, Jun 16, 2024

Venue Folger Theatre

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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.”

Creative team

Mary Zimmerman


Mary Zimmerman

Psalmayene 24


Psalmayene 24

Tony Thomas


Tony Thomas


Folger Theatre provides accessible seating, assisted listening devices, and ASL interpretation. Please contact us at or (202) 544–7077 with questions or requests. More information

Open-captioned performances

  • Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 2pm and 7:30pm

Open-captioning makes live theater performances accessible by using a non-intrusive caption board at the front of the stage which scrolls the entire text of the production in real time. For information about the best seat locations from which to see the caption board, contact us at or (202) 544–7077.

Relaxed performances

  • Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 2pm

Relaxed performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for audiences with autism, sensory sensitivities, social, learning, and cognitive disabilities.

Masked performances

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 2pm and 8pm

At the request of many audience members, Folger Theatre has denoted several performances during the 2023|24 season as mask-required by all audience members, staff, and volunteers. If you need a mask, we are happy to provide one to you. Learn more

Special performances

Pay what you will

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:30pm

The concept is simple: you tell us what you will pay for your ticket! Sales begin 5pm day-of at the door and are available on a first come, first served basis.

We offer a variety of standard discounts for all performances. Learn more

Post show discussion

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 7:30pm

Join us after the show for a free moderated conversation with the cast.

Related events

Stage Director Talk: Metamorphoses

Stage Director Talk: Metamorphoses

Psalmayene24, director of Metamorphoses, sits down with Karen Ann Daniels, Artistic Director of Folger Theatre, to discuss this new staging of Mary Zimmerman's critically acclaimed Ovid adaptation.
Thu, May 9, 2024, 6:30pm
Folger Theatre
Inside the Season: Metamorphoses

Inside the Season: Metamorphoses

Join Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore as he welcomes expert guests into conversation to explore the "What's Your Story?" season.
Wed, May 22, 2024, 6:30pm
Folger Theatre