Darien High transforms ancient myths with Theatre 308 presentation of ‘Metamorphoses’

DARIEN — Theatre 308 at Darien High School will present Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” as its fall drama, setting the play in and around a pool of water as a symbol of reflection and transformation.

The play is based on Ovid’s collection of ancient Greek and Roman myths, melding classic and contemporary elements to explore love, transformation and the enduring relevance of myth in our world.

Darien High student John Raskopf composed music to accompany the storytelling, which will be performed live during the performances.

More than 50 students have contributed to the creative process as actors, musicians, stage managers, composers, artists, designers, set builders and technicians.

The production is directed by Andrew Rejan, an English and drama teacher at Darien High. The set construction and stage crew are led by Middlesex Middle School teacher Tim Sorensen.

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Nov. 19 and Nov.20 in the Darien High School auditorium.

Tickets, which cost $10 for students/seniors and $20 for general admission, may be purchased at theatre308.org. All audience members are required to wear a mask in the auditorium and surrounding areas.

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