Academic Theatre at CCBC Essex performs Metamorphoses March 22-27
BALTIMORE COUNTY (March 19, 2012) – Academic Theatre at CCBC showcases the talents of students in CCBC’s theatre program. Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, a stage adaptation of the poetry of Ovid, brings gods and goddesses to life at CCBC Essex. Under the direction of Associate Professor Julie Lewis, this production explores stories of transformations – both physical and spiritual – as they reveal the human condition.
The play will be performed 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22, 23, 24; 10 a.m. Monday, March 26 and 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 in the B Building Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. Tickets, which are $8 general admission; $5 seniors, students, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni, are available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS), online at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/team.asp?SponsorID=4468 as well as two hours prior to each performance.
Actors appearing in this production are performing multiple roles:
• Samantha Trionfo of Parkville – Woman by the Water, Alcyone, Erysichthon’s Mother, Psyche, Narrator
• Donita “Dawn” Worrell of Baltimore – Scientist. Laundress, Pomona, A, Lucina, Oread, Narrator
• Diego Tapia of Baltimore– Zeus, Orpheus, Henchman, Narrator
• Aleishia Joyce of Joppa – Laundress, Baucis, Iris, Ceres, Narrator
• Lianna Brizzi of Parkville – Laundress, Aphrodite, Spirit of the Tree, Persephone, Narrator
• Mike Smith of Baltimore – Midas, Sailor, Hermes, Vertumnus, Buyer
• Marcella DiPasquale of Baltimore – Midas’ Daughter, Eurydice, Therapist, Hunger, Narrator
• Sean Kelly of Essex – Silenus, Erysichthon, Phaeton, Eros, Narrator
• Shawn Pickett, Jr. of Baltimore – Ceyx, Philemon, Servant, Hades, Apollo
• Carroll Haupt of Parkville – Bacchus, Sleep, Poseidon, Narcissus, Q, Hermes
• Amanda Kelbaugh of Parkville – Vocalist
• Neil Haupt of Parkville – Guitarist
Zimmerman’s script centers on a pool of water on stage, which is the centerpiece of the set design provided by CCBC Essex Technical Director Terri Raulie, who also provided the lighting design. Creating costumes friendly to water but evocative of the ancient stories was the challenge for CCBC Costumer James J. Fasching.
Note: Mature subject matter may make it inappropriate for children.
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