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Durham County Library Hosts In the Wings: PlayMakers on Metamorphoses/The Tempest

Program: In the Wings: PlayMakers on Metamorphoses/The Tempest
Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host the director and members of the cast from the PlayMakers production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 21, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3650 Shannon Road.

The discussion will be led by Artistic Director Jeff Meanza and includes guest Co-Director Dominique Serrand and PlayMakers company member, actor Jeffrey Blair Cornell. Metamorphoses is based on Ovid’s narrative poem re-imagined pool-side by PlayMakers. It presents the poetic myths of Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Eros and Psyche, and others to juxtapose the ancient and contemporary in storytelling and imagery, exploring the timeless theme of love in all its forms. The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play and the theatre’s first work of magical realism. In the aftermath of a shipwreck of his own conjuring, exiled Prospero wields magical powers and manipulation to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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