Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES is a modern retelling of ten famous myths recorded by the Roman author Ovid. As the title suggests, the play is all about metamorphoses--transformations or changes--frequently as the result of love. The drama includes the story of Midas, who accidentally transforms his daughter into gold because he is consumed by a love of money. The tale of Orpheus, who loves his wife Eurydice so passionately that he travels to the underworld to reclaim her from Hades. The story of Narcissus, who falls in love with the reflection of himself that he sees in the water of the river, ultimately changing into a flower that grows beside the river. The story of Myrrha, who is cursed by Aphrodite because she refuses to fall in love. The myth of Baucis and Philemon, an old couple who love humanity as dearly as they love each other. All of these stories are enacted in and around a large pool, with water--the most changeable of all substances--serving as a central metaphor in the play.
In order to ensure the safety of our audience members, Belleville West has put in place a number of health protocols for theatre performances.
*The Performing Arts Center will be limited to 50% capacity for each performance to allow for social distancing.
*Audience members should allow empty seats between patrons who are not members of the same household.
*All audience members must wear masks covering the nose and mouth at all times.
*All actors and technicians will wear masks at all times.
*All tickets and programs will be touchless/electronic.
*While standing in line to enter or exit the Performing Arts Center, patrons should observe proper social distancing.
*Any patrons exhibiting COVID symptoms should not attend performances.
Belleville West High School Performing Arts Center (View)
4063 Frank Scott Pkwy W, Belleville, IL
Belleville, IL 62223
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