THE GUTHRIE THEATER IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENT

Metamorphoses

based on the myths of Ovid
written and directed by MARY ZIMMERMAN
from the translation by DAVID R. SLAVITT

A visually stunning masterpiece

In what’s considered her signature theatrical piece, once hailed as “the theater event of the year” (Time), Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in a ravishing theatricalization of Roman poet Ovid’s powerful masterwork, Metamorphoses. Performed in and around a large pool of water, an ensemble of actors embodies figures from Greek mythology to share both well-known and rarely told stories of transformation. 

Ticket prices

Prices range from $29 to $78.

Pro tip: Preview performances start at $15 (April 13–17). Hurry, these go quickly! 

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Venue info

Metamorphoses will take place on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 

Content advisory 

This production contains mature themes and nudity.

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Accessibility

ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Review

“Even if you’ve heard the hype about Mary Zimmerman’s Tony-winning adaptation of Ovid’s myths, [it] exceeds expectation.”

Read the full San Francisco Chronicle review. 

Video

Feature

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of Metamorphoses with Tony Award-winning director and adaptor Mary Zimmerman. 

Photos

Rodney Gardiner in the Guthrie Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s co-production of Metamorphoses. Photo by Kevin Berne.

Rodney Gardiner, Louise Lamson and Alex Moggridge in the Guthrie Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s co-production of Metamorphoses. Photo by Kevin Berne.

Rodney Gardiner, Steven Epp, Alex Moggridge, Lisa Tejero and Benjamin T. Ismail in the Guthrie Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s co-production of Metamorphoses. Photo by Kevin Berne.

Louis Lamson in the Guthrie Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s co-production of Metamorphoses. Photo by Kevin Berne.

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