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 Mighty Myths and Legends Audience Comments and Reviews 

"This production is legendary."

- Eleanor Ringel

"Georgia Shakespeare is such a wonderful part of the Atlanta community."

- Laura Lockie

My four year old great-nephew, Johnny, was my date to see Mighty Myths & Legends this week. This play is  recommended for children 5 & up.  And as we sat down, I began to fear that it might be a little over his head. The only scenery is a pool in the center of the stage with a mountain looming over it. There are only four actors and a narrator. They all wear a basic costume that never changes, but is enhanced with the addition of props for different characters in each story.  I feared that visually, it wouldn't hold his attention. But boy, was I wrong...he loved it!! He was mesmerized throughout the whole one hour performance.

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In remounting its 2006 production of Metamorphoses, Georgia Shakespeare brings back more than four of the original actors and director Richard Garner. The company refills the 3,000-gallon pool of water that dominates the performing space and turns out to be Metamorphoses' star attraction. The aquatic take on the timeless myths of Ovid represents such a graceful fusion of design and material that water seems like an underrated medium for a live performance. It makes you wonder why more stage plays don't employ water (not counting the Ice Capades, which use the frozen kind).

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Mighty Myths and Legends. OPENS TUESDAY. In this family play at Georgia Shakespeare, a Nordic god puts his strength to the test, a magical mermaid wanders too far from home and a young man learns the meaning of trust when his mysterious wife has a secret. The greatest legends of human history come together in this action-packed original play adapted from international myths and legends, telling very modern stories about love, consequences and transformation. Through July 20. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday (no show July 4; no 7 p.m. show July 16). $13.08. Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E. Details, tickets HERE or at 404.504.1473. Discount vouchers at PoshDealz.com.

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