Nov 08—18, 2012
Ted Hughes’ Tales From Ovid
Whistler in the Dark / From Boston
— Hub Review
"Brilliantly succeeds at bringing Ovid's passionate and disturbing stories to life. One of the many pleasures offered ... is discovering that 'the sweet witty soul of Ovid' now lives in Ted Hughes."-The Boston Globe
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.
Paramount Center Mainstage
559 Washington St, Boston