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Galatea: A modern sequel to the Greek myth of Pygmalion

May 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Shakespeare Company at UCLA presents:


GALATEA
A modern sequel to the Greek myth of Pygmalion
Written by Jacob Menke
Directed by Erin Gray

Saturday, May 25 at 2:30P
Sunday, May 26 at 2:30P
Free — Please RSVP
UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, Nest Amphitheater (follow the driveway on foot down through the gates and the theater will be on your right)

What is “Galatea” about?
According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Pygmalion sculpts an ivory statue representing the “ideal woman” and falls madly in love with his own creation, naming her Galatea.

In a miraculous answer to his prayers, the goddess Venus brings this product of the male gaze to life, Pygmalion marries her, and they have two lovely children! An instant recipe for domestic bliss… or so we thought?

20 years later, Galatea is abducted and the family’s life turns to utter chaos. While desperately scrambling to rescue their mother, Galatea’s children stumble into a thunderous whirlwind of feuding gods and power-hungry generals, while Galatea struggles to secure her autonomy in a world seeking to control her.

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Chloe Winnett as Galatea
Gustav Fiere as Pygmalion
Emmanuel Okoye as Antinous
Lola Rice as Metharme
James Kasten as Paphos
Conrad Salonites as Agelaus
Conor McCaulley as Eurymachus
Sophie Maras-Gillet as Juno/Pythia
Elana Hershman as Venus
Mars Holscher as Myrrah
Riva Brody as Daphne
Rosie Forster as Yperitis

Marii Yoshida, Set Design
Jared Davis, Costume Design

Kayla Erickson, Stage Management
Rhea Singh, Stage Management
Isabelle Smith, Dramaturg

Venue

The Nest Outdoor Amphitheater
UCLA Botanical Garden 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Los Angeles, CA 90095 US
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Venue

The Nest Outdoor Amphitheater
UCLA Botanical Garden 707 Tiverton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Los Angeles, CA 90095 US
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The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.



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