BWW Reviews METAMORPOSES at PST is Wonderful Theater

By: Jun. 24, 2015
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The Princeton Summer Theater (PST) opens their exciting summer season with Metamorphoses, an inspired retelling of ancient Greek myths, at the Hamilton Murray Theater on the Princeton University Campus. Directed by Maeli Goren, the show is a wonderful production of Mary Zimmerman's Tony-Award nominated play. It will be on the Princeton stage through June 28th and area audiences should not miss the opportunity to see it.

The six-person, multi-talented cast brings Ovid's classic tales to full life mastering the beautiful prose of each and every story. The players include Ross Barron, Maeve Brady, Caroline Hertz, Bits Sola, Evan Thompson and Brad Wilson. The members of this troupe assume many different roles and they make character transitions with ease.

The pacing is just right and each of the tales in Metamorphoses is captivating. Clever staging and the use of versatile props such as hoops, fabric, and chairs highlight the fables. The myths include a fine portrayal of the legend of King Midas. There are also light, comical tales such as the love affair between Pomona and Vertumnus. And the depiction of the house Bauchis and Philemon visited by Zeus and Hermes disguised as beggars is beautifully touching.

Congratulations to the creative team for their fine work on Metamorphoses with sound design by Joseph Haggerty, costume design by Keating Helfrich, lighting design by Alex Mannix, set and prop design by Jeffrey Van Velsor, carpentry by John Gudgel and Mark Schafer. Steven Tran is the Composer/Music Director and Sam Kaseta is the Stage Manager.

PST is an opportunity for young actors, directors, designers, and theater administrators to become part of a unique artistic community. Their executive board and full-time company are made up entirely of passionate Princeton University undergraduates and recent graduates. PST offers them an unparalleled experience with a nurturing environment that inspires artistic ingenuity. PST prepares creative minds to enter the professional theater world.

At, we applaud PST's distinctive initiative that gives talented individuals the opportunity to hone their skills in the performing arts. We highly recommend their productions to our readers.

The Princeton Summer Theater will continue productions throughout the summer. For more information, call them at 732.997.0205 or visit their web site at

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Princeton Summer Theater


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