OSU Dept. of Theatre Presents "Argonautika"
November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019
132 Seretean Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
Nov. 7-9 at 7:30pm; Nov. 10 at 2:30pm
$12 general admission, $8 seniors (65+) and $7 students (with ID)
As in her Tony Award winning Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman transforms Greek mythology—here the story of Jason and the Argonauts—into a mesmerizing piece of theater. Encountering an array of daunting challenges in their “first voyage of the world,” Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow their unpredictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss. Bursts of humor and fantastical creatures enrich a story whose characters reveal remarkable complexity. Medea is profoundly sympathetic even as the seeds are sown for the monstrous life ahead of her, and the brute strength of Hercules leaves him no less vulnerable to the vicissitudes of love. New OSU Head of Theatre, David Kersnar, honors his fellow Lookingglass Theatre Company Ensemble Member, Mary Zimmerman, by staging Argonautika with trademark visual and physical bold imagery that celebrates the range of human experience in a work as entertaining as it is enlightening.
- November 7-9 at 7:30pm
- November 10 at 2:30pm