A bold, mime-inspired reimagining of a canonical literary text, THEATRE SMITH-GILMOUR is proud to announce its original, audacious production of METAMORPHOSES 2023, adapted from the legendary epic poem by Ovid for the stage and directed by Michele Smith. This extraordinary work of art features several talented performers, including Rob Feetham, Dean Gilmour, Daniel Richard Henkel, Neena Jayarajan, and Sukruti Tirupattur, Presented at Crow’s Theatre, March 21 to April 9, 2023.

Inspired by the 8 AD epic poem by Ovid, Metamorphoses, Theatre Smith-Gilmour have created a bold and contemporary adaptation, taking inspiration from post mime that incorporates spoken words. At the centre of their adaptation, is a dialogue between European Mime and Bharatanatyam Dance Style (which uses codified South Asian Mime).

“Many of Ovid’s stories, that we have picked, paint the landscape of a cruel world that could very well be our world today: a world of man’s entitlement and woman’s rage. In Ovid the victims of rape ask the Gods, “Change me! Make me a man! Let me never be vulnerable again.” And it happens. I love his philosophy of life as a long wave of transformations, no death, no birth, no beginning and no end, but an endless possibility to transform, to flee, to never be pinned down to one identity.  It’s about resilience and survival.”  Michele Smith-Gilmour, Co-Founder, Theatre Smith-Gilmour

The show also features Lighting Design by 3 time Dora Award winner Simon Rossiter. This is his 4th collaboration with Dean and Michele. He has created more that 250 original designs for many dance and theatre companies including Ballet am Rhein, the National Ballet of Canada, Soulpepper Theatre, Toronto Dance, Citadel + Compagnie among others. Costume/Set is Designed by emerging artist Tiana Kralj.

March 21 – April 9 (Mondays dark). Weekend and Wednesday matinees at 1:30pm, with opening night Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30pm

Guloien Theatre (Crow’s Theatre) 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

Tickets ranging from $28 – $90. Lmited PWYC dates available. To purchase tickets, please visit https://tickets.crowstheatre.com/

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