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This production closed on June 3, 2012.

written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Join Ovid’s mythical characters around a shimmering pool of water for a glimpse of the divine. Experience the excitement of a sea battle led by Poseidon, the dangerous allure of Midas’ golden touch, and the undying passion of Orpheus. Immerse yourself in the transformative power of love.

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission. 14+


*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Creative Team


Allison Arkell Stockman

Scenic Designer

A.J. Guban^

Costume Designer

Kendra Rai^

Lighting Designer

A.J. Guban^

Composer & Musician

Tom Teasley

Properties Designer

Samina Vieth

Fight Choreographer

Cliff Williams III


Ashley Ivey

Production Stage Manager

Cheryl Ann Gnerlich


Jewell  N.  Fears


Kat Lee

Technical Director

Daniel Flint

Scenic Artist

Daina Cramer

Master Electrician

Jeny Hall


Daniel Mori

Pool Advisor

Leanne Bock

Asst. Costume Designer

Courtney Leigh Wood



Vicki Mitchell

Costume Crafts

Josh Kelly


Puppet and Costume Stitcher

Anna St. Germain

Shell Jewelry Artisan

Kristen Murphy


Allan Semanek


Sandy Smoker -Durez

Audience Services Manager

Lindsey Ruehl

Assistant Director

Nick Vargas


Scott Suchman

Photo Gallery
“Constellation Theatre Company’s phenomenal production of Mary Zimmerman’s  Metamorphoses is a gift from the gods…. that will keep you on the edge of your seat in wonder and awe… if you see no other show in DC this month, this is the one.” - DC Metro Theater Arts

“Constellation’s production holds the power of transformation, combining emotion and laughter in a dazzling spectacle that illuminates the persistent truths of ancient myths. -DC Theatre Scene

“Constellation Theatre Company’s Metamorphoses is flat-out brilliant, knock-your-socks-off theater, from script to setting to lights and costumes to actors who speak and move with perfection….  The entire physical production is stunningly beautiful… Metamorphoses is a show that you should go out of your way to see” - ShowBizRadio

“Constellation shows tend to captivate, and this performance is no different. The chameleon cast navigates the dramatic waters--literal and otherwise--masterfully. All ten actors take on several roles, among them King Midas, Pandora, Bacchus, and Narcissus, each showcasing formidable talent and range. - The Washingtonian

“Since its founding in 2007, Constellation has made a name presenting epic stories with sharp acting ensembles, smart lighting and elaborate set designs by Guban, fantastical costumes by Rai and often live, transporting original music by Tom Teasley. - Metro Weekly

“The audacious Constellation Theatre has just installed a 4,000-gallon basin in the small black box theater of Source as the set for Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's mythical vignettes, ‘Metamorphoses.’” - The Washington Post

“A.J. Guban’s set immediately transports you out of time and into a classical dream world. Surrounded by blue wave-rippled walls, a trapezoid-shaped pool serves as the roiling sea, the river Styx, a taboo bedchamber, a rich man’s expensive plaything, and a puddle of tears…. The pool also provides many magical moments, as the cast appears and disappears beneath the water’s surface, often rising up again greatly altered. This simple bit of stagecraft delights, and makes you believe that perhaps the gods and goddesses are really at work. Other pleasures are aural in nature, supplied by Tom Teasley’s evocative music.” - DC Theatre Scene

"Constellation’s production of Metamorphoses is one of the most unusual and thoughtful theater pieces we’ve seen this season. It’s a genuine literary and musical think piece whose unusual poolside setting actually helps transmit the message rather than detracting from it." - The Washington Times

Constellation’s Aquatic Metamorphoses Runs Deep
-The Washington City Paper

"Tom Teasley Brings Music to Metamorphoses"
-Theater Mania
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