First performed by students at Northwestern University, where playwright Zimmerman is a professor of performance studies (she is also Manilow Resident Director at the Goodman Theater in Chicago), this play opened at Broadway's Circle on the Square Theater in March 2002. Based on Ovid's transformation myths, the play subtly mixes the ancient stories of pathos and tragedy with contemporary language, humor, and thought, all enacted in and around a large pool of water in the center of the stage. The themes of love, the inevitability of change, and the human ability to adapt to change are timeless, as is amply demonstrated by the sometimes eerie closeness of a vignette to the original lines from Ovid, which still manage to resonate with modern viewers. The volume includes the script, a production history, and photographs from several productions. A valuable addition to either drama/ theater or mythology collections, this play by Zimmerman, who has also adapted and directed The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, The Odyssey, The Arabian Nights, and others, is highly recommended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Katherine K. Koenig, Ellis Sch., Pittsburgh Performing Arts
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Touching and astonishing. An adaptation of Ovid's stories to modern trappings.Published 2 months ago by Anne L. Watson
Captivating, unique presentation of Ovid's masterpiece. Since it's a play and a very imaginative presentation, you'll really have to use your imagination. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BilMcReader
Got an autographed copy, and she's one of my favorite playwrights so I was thrilled!!Published 7 months ago by Lauriana Williams
Did this play with my high school drama group. We couldn't have the pool it calls for, but it hardly mattered: the treatment of the myths is often light and charming, the dialogue... Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by dramagramma
I saw this play performed in Washington, DC at the Constellation Theatre and in Berkeley,CA at Barestage and loved it both times, so I had to buy this book. It is awesome.Published on January 12, 2013 by mgoerner