Nov 08 - 18, 2012

Boston’s own Whistler in the Dark company reaches for new heights in revisiting their bold staging that combines their signature pared-down aesthetic with dizzying aerial feats. An explosive combination of movement and poetry, Tales from Ovid cradles the myths that have been the basis for countless contemporary stories – stories of transformation, of transcendent passion, of gods and mortals locked in combat until that entanglement combusts into a new state of being. Using Ted Hughes’ muscular and robust translation, which was awarded the Whitbread Prize in 1997, these myths are explored and exploded outward in this vibrant new adaptation.


About Whistler in the Dark

Founded in 2005, Whistler in the Dark delves into vividly dramatic texts to bring young people to the theatre. Whistler has presented 20 full-length plays and sponsored three years of FeverFest – a festival devoted to providing opportunities to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating an outlet for innovative, cutting-edge and contemporary performance in the Greater Boston area. Whistler received Elliot Norton Award nominations for its productions of Howard Barker's The Possibilities and Tom Stoppard's Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth. Tales from Ovid was honored with an IRNE Award.


Huey Calhoun Adam Pascal
Felicia Farrell Montego Glover
Gator Derrick Baskin
Delray Jones J. Bernard Calloway
Bobby James Monroe Iglehart
Gladys Calhoun Nancy Opel
Mr. Simmons John Jellison


Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
Series Legend
Ages 12+
Running Time 2 hours and 30 minutes plus one intermission


  • Location: The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at the Paramount Center
  • Presented in association with ArtsEmerson
  • Adapted by: Whistler in the Dark
  • Directed by: Meg Taintor
  • Ages: 16+ due to mature content
  • Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission