National Arts Centre presents new play surrounding a swimming pool
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 28 January 2013 07:55
A new play featured at the National Arts Centre will certainly be making a splash. The play "Metamorphoses," presented by Mary Zimmerman, is the re-imagination of 10 Greek myths that brings them to the present time - and the stage is set in and around a swimming pool.
The shallow, large pool and a smaller, deeper tank were made specifically for the National Arts Centre, and the deep tank is transparent so people can see everything that is happening under the water. These pools will be the stage for Zimmerman to display the unexpected results of a person's deepest desires, while talking about some of the most well-known myths from Orpheus' attempt to rescue his bride from the Underworld to Midas' greed. The play will also feature Phaeton, the son of Apollo, trying to talk about his struggles with his father for a completely entertaining show.
Those who may travel to Ottawa while this show is taking place - from January 29 to February 19 - may want to include this play as a part of their itinerary. However, it is not suitable for children since it involves some adult content.