Bayou City Theatrics presents Metamorphoses
The play is based on David Slavitt's translation of Greek and Roman transformation myths as told by Ovid. An ensemble of storytellers gathers amidst a body of still water and set it to motion to guide the audience through a myriad of Ovid's myths. Included are familiar tales, such as King Midas and his golden touch and Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld, as well as many thought provoking, lesser-known myths. With nearly the entire playing space filled with water, the ensemble of performers weave their tales with imaginative imagery and flowing transitions through a variety of theatrical styles, from clever comedy to pantomime and puppetry to dance-infused movement.
The play stars Houston actors Travis Ammons, Erica Bundy, Melanie Burke, Katrina Ellsworth, Luke Hamilton, Megan Nix, Richard Sabatucci, Dustin Salinas, Whitney Zangarine and Ashlee Zoch. Artistic director Colton Berry directs.