Ballard HS Playmakers Make a Splash with “Metamorphoses” — Oct. 12-14, 19 & 20

Ballard High School’s Performing Arts theatrical group will kick off their 2017-2018 season with a “splash”: performing Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award winning Metamorphoses for a five-performance run October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 7:30 PM curtain with one 15-minute intermission.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Advance tickets at: Search for “Metamorphoses.” Orders must be placed by noon on day of performance. Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle

Metamorphoses is a 10-act play based on Ovid’s 15-volume work of Greek transformation myths. Positioned in and around a large pool of water on the stage, 12 characters will enact adaptations of Ovid mythic tales including Midas, Hermes, Aphrodite, Orpheus and Eurydice, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image through meditations on creation, life, mortality, love, loss, human desire, spirituality and science (to name a few).

The show promises imagery, humor, a creative score, lush costumes–and of course both splash and splash-free seating from the custom-made 12-by-24-foot pool in which the entire cast will be immersed. (Patrons in the first few rows are advised to be prepared to get a little wet!).

Ballard High School is fortunate to have California Institute of the Arts graduate (and former student), Chelsea DuVall as a guest director. DuVall chose this play to complement the rest of Ballard Playmakers’ season, which includes the classic modern American works, Damn Yankees (March 2018) and Our Town (May 2018).