Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized the College Conservatory of Music Drama Department’s Metamorphoses with a 4 Star Rating.
From a simple, rippling pool of water, Metamorphoses conjures Ovid’s myths into gorgeous theatrical imagery, provocative moments and magic. The winner of two Drama Desk Awards and one Tony Award after its Broadway run in 2002, this entrancing series of vignettes offers breathtaking storytelling and an escape from the ordinary that dares to brush with the divine.
Panelists praised Metamorphoses as “a rare, exemplary experience to behold in a theater. The pool, lighting, use of space, direction, transitions, performances and the stories–Myths of Ovid–were compelling, touching, sad, hopeful and even risky.” D. Lynn Meyers was commended for her direction: “In her hands, Ovid’s dreams “were magically realized and lushly furnished with a vision as tender as it was daring.” Dana Hall, for scenic design, and Wes Richter, for lighting design, were singled out for designs that were “beautifully evocative, integral to the story-telling, and well-executed”. Finally, the entire ensemble was lauded for their work: “Bravo to the cast who cast a spell upon this audience member.”
Metamorphoses continues through Sunday, February 9th. Tickets can be obtained at the CCM Box office, http://ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.html
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.