Win Free Tickets to Metamorphoses at the Arsht Center This Thursday

Eros. Narcissus. Psyche. Midas. The myths of Ovid live on in our everyday language, centuries after the Roman poet first composed them.

And this weekend at the Arsht Center, they're living on the stage, too. Metamorphoses, playwright Mary Zimmerman's series of vignettes inspired by the works of Ovid, opens tomorrow night -- and we're giving away two sets of tickets to the show. Read on to find out how to win.

When it was staged for the first time 15 years ago, Metamorphoses earned critical raves, and has scored itself a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award. The play relies on a four-foot pool of water on stage to drive its plot, so prepare to be splashed. You can think of it as the most low-key ride at Rapids Water Park, or as the classiest wet t-shirt contest you've ever attended.

The production at the Arsht is part of the center's Theater UpClose series, presented in collaboration with UM's Department of Theater. Here's how to win:

  1. Email your full name to [email protected]. Make sure the subject line says "Metamorphoses Giveaway."
  2. Cross your fingers -- we'll randomly select two readers to receive one pair of tickets each.
  3. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. That's today, y'all! So make with the emailing.
  4. Winners will be notified Thursday morning.

Metamorphoses runs through Oct. 27. Tickets cost $50, and seating is general admission. Visit

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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