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Casting Announced for Mary Zimmerman-Helmed Production of Metamorphoses

Berkeley Repertory and the Guthrie Theater will coproduce Zimmerman's Tony-nominated play.

Felicity Jones Latta will play Aphrodite in the Berkeley Repertory and Guthrie Theater coproduction of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses.
(© David Gordon)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, a coproduction with the Guthrie Theater, directed by Zimmerman. Performances will run from January 24-March 10, 2019.

Based on David Slavitt's translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Zimmerman's adaptation is described as follows: "Dreams and reality collide with gods and mortals in Mary Zimmerman's ode to the power of love — and the shadows that lurk beneath it. From a pool of water in the intimate 400-seat Peet's Theatre, she summons Ovid's classical tales of passion, betrayal, hope, and transformation, inviting us into a realm of shared cultural myths and beautiful, unshakable visions." The play premiered in New York City at Second Stage Theater in September 2001 and transferred to Broadway in 2002, earning Zimmerman a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play.

The Berkeley Rep production will feature Steven Epp (Erysichthon), Raymond Fox (Midas and others), Rodney Gardiner (Phaeton), Benjamin Ismail (Hermes, Vertumnus), Louise Lamson (Alcyon), Felicity Jones Latta (Aphrodite), Alex Moggridge (Ceyx), Sango Tajima (Eurydice), and Lisa Tejero (Therapist).

The creative team includes Willy Schwarz (composer), Daniel Ostling (scenic designer), Mara Blumenfeld (costume designer), T.J. Gerckens (lighting designer), and Andre Pluess (sound designer).

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