By Pete Barell
Arts and Entertainment Editor
LIU Post Theatre Company will present seven student performances of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” starting this coming weekend, Feb. 27-28, and again on March 5-8. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m.; there will also be a 3 p.m. show on March 8, and a 2 p.m. matinee on March 6. The performances will be held on the Little Theatre Mainstage.
“Metamorphoses” is a classic Ovid poem, adapted into modernity and exploring classic Greek myths. There is an emphasis on how the interaction between immortals and humans can have very complicated, often perilous outcomes, a theme that is wide within Greek mythology. The production is directed by Greg Taubman, the Associate Director for Outside the Wire, a company that addresses public health and social issues through theater and media.
Student technical participants include Assistant Director Paige Espinosa, dramaturg Martin Slack, composer Paulie Pecorella, stage manager Ashling Costello, and assistant stage manager Shabby Sharifi. The ensemble consists of Mia Aguirre, Emily Banks, Cameron Clay, Kelsey D’Andrea Torun Esmaelli, Victoria Giambalvo, Olivia Lodge, Mike Luca, Paulie Pecorella, Ricky Quintana, Marlin Slack, Abby Slocum, and Tyler Stettler.
The general admission tickets are sold at the Little Theatre box office, $10 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors with ID. Revenue is held for student scholarship funds. For more information, call the Post Theatre Company Box Office at 516-299-2356 or email post- PTC@liu.edu.
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