The C.W. Baker High School drama club will present "Metamorphoses" at 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 2 in the school auditorium at 29 E. Oneida St. in the village of Baldwinsville.
"Metamorphoses," written by Mary Zimmerman, brings Ovid's ancient tales of transformation to stunning visual life. Set in and around a pool of water onstage, the play juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the timeless themes of love, loss, separation, isolation and rebirth. It is powerful, moving, and funny, right up to its final touching moments.
"Metamorphoses" originated in Chicago and played around the country and off- Broadway before moving to Broadway in March of 2002. It won the 2002 Tony Award for best director and was nominated for best play and best scenic design.
The Baker High School cast (in alphabetical order) is as follows: Shelby Bergan, Sarah Blewett, Emily Brown, Hannah Colburn, Stephanie Dalaba, Sara Drain, Heather Heins, Alec Hoffman, David Kahrs, Robert Kahrs, Lindsay Knapp, Joey Kraus, Katie Kuhlman, Marissa McLean, Meghan Mendiola, Scott Needle, Gabrielle O'Melia, Phil Pettit, Dan Ravas, Zach Rich, Brian Scott, Caitlin Sparkes, Ryan Sparkes, Derrick Taylor, Nicole Whelan, and Emily Williams.
Heading up the crews for the production are:
Set Design - Jessie Gaworecki
Set Construction - Nate Gilman, Matt Tripp
Publicity - Cassandra Pedrotti
Tickets - Ryan Wells, Alec Hoffman
Costumes - Shelby Bergan, Gabrielle O'Melia
Program - Nick Vecchio
Props - Sarah Blewett
Lighting & Sound - Ryan Brissenden
Makeup/Hair - Emily Boisey, Hope Brown
The production is directed by English teachers Kathleen Pickard and Melissa MacMaster. Assisting them is senior Sandy Evans.
Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. They can be purchased at the door or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.