King Ceyx (Ryan Blystone) and Queen Alcyone (Ashia Fredeen) share a moment in Metamorphosis

Drama retells Greek myths

Acting 12 students at Summerland Secondary School will present stories from Greek mythology next weekend as they stage Metamorphosis.

Acting 12 students at Summerland Secondary School will present stories from Greek mythology next weekend as they stage Metamorphosis.

The play is based on Ovid’s Greek tales. It was produced as a Tony award winning Broadway play.

Andrew Knudsen, student teacher at Summerland Secondary School, said the play features contemporary retellings of the classic Greek myths.

While the stories are about the transformations various characters undergo, Knudsen said the stories themselves have also changed over the years.

“Metamorphosis plays a part on a lot of different levels,” he said.

The backgrounds in the play will feature video projections and abstract images.

While still photographs have been used in the background of previous Summerland Secondary School drama productions, videos have not been used before, Knudsen said.

The play begins on Thursday, April 10 and continues until Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. each evening. Admission is by donation.