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PRC’s “Metamorphoses” Struggles to Stay Afloat

In Metamorphoses, Chicago playwright Mary Zimmerman created many actors’ wet dream — quite literally. In general, it’s often incredibly exciting to be cast in a show; but when you have the prospect of playing in a big pool of water while you do it, the anticipation level ratchets up a few notches. When I did… Read More ›

The PRC cast for "The Tempest" includes (from left) Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Caliban, Julia Gibson as Stephano (standing) and John Allore as Trinculo (photo by Michal Daniel)

Magic Is Afoot in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Twinbill of “The Tempest” and “Metamorphoses”

 There is magic afoot at PlayMakers Repertory Company, which will stage a twinbill of incomparable English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare’s valedictory play, The Tempest (1610-11), and Chicago playwright and director and Northwestern University professor Mary Zimmerman’s 1998 play, Metamorphoses, based on David R. Slavitt’s 1994 free-verse translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid, a narrative… Read More ›