Windward students tackle modern day Metamorphoses

March 14, 2013  |   |  Comments
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Jennifer Clayton

Jennifer Clayton plays Ariadne, a homeless girl, in Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre production of Polaroid Stories (photo courtesy of Windward CC)

Windward Community College’s Theatre 260-Dramatic Production students will perform onstage and behind the scenes in the Hawaiʻi premiere of Polaroid Stories March 21–24 at Palikū Theatre. Polaroid Stories is a modern and gritty take on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, casting the heroes and gods of several Greek myths as street kids living on the edge of a desolate urban landscape.

This harrowing drama is written by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka and directed by acclaimed international stage director Taurie Kinoshita.

Iizuka’s modern interpretation of a Greek classic will draw audiences into the sad world of homeless youth behaving like classical Greek gods and heroes—bragging, chasing sensual pleasures, telling stories, searching for love and seeking transformation and transcendence. Polaroid Stories is an unflinching look at the brutality of their bleak, desperate and troubled lives.

Each night, a different pre-show lecture will be presented on classical mythology, substance abuse issues, homelessness and censorship in the arts. A post-show talk with the actors is scheduled for the Friday, March 22 performance. In addition, a graffiti artist will make live art each night onstage.

Please note: Due to adult language, situations and themes, this play is recommended for ages 17 and older.

Performance dates and ticket information

Performances will be on Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students with a valid ID/senior/military and $10 for general public. To purchase tickets, go online to etickethawaii.com or call (808) 235-7310 to charge by phone.

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