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Cape Fear Academy constructed a pool for its production of 'Metamorphoses.' Cape Fear Academy constructed a pool for its production of 'Metamorphoses.'
Cape Fear Academy presents 'Metamorphoses.' Cape Fear Academy presents 'Metamorphoses.'
'Metamorphoses' is a series of vignettes based on Greek myths. 'Metamorphoses' is a series of vignettes based on Greek myths.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Academy's latest production is all wet, but that's a good thing!

The drama department is trying something new, and it has to do with a pool in the middle of part of the stage.

Students are performing a play called Metamorphoses written by Mary Zimmerman. It's based on the poems by Ovid and is a series of vignettes based on Greek myths.

Much of the show takes around water, so a special pool was built. It's eight feet by eight feet and two feet deep.

"The play calls for a lot of the action to take place around the body of water but also in, so we have actors surrounding it, sitting in it, completely submersed in it," said technical director Benedict Fancy. "So it's been definitely an interesting experience."

Especially for a group of impressionable high school students.

"This particular age group, when you're harvesting what they want to do when they go to college and what they want to do after college, to be able to give them this level experience with this kind of facility and this kind of scenery and setting, you can't compare it to anything else," said Fancy. "The way it looks and the type of show that we're doing and something that is this out of the box has gotten the kids really excited."

Metamorphoses

  • Jan. 11-12
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 13
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Academy

For more information, call (910) 791-0287.

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