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Saturday August 1

7:00pm PST

By Mary Zimmerman

Dreams and reality collide with gods and mortals in Mary Zimmerman’s ode to the power of love — and the shadows that lurk beneath it. Join us for Ovid’s classical tales of passion, betrayal, hope, and transformation.

Due to copyright requirements, all audience members are required to register for our show. Please RSVP for access to the live streaming room using the link down below. We hope you enjoy the show!
The RSVP form will still be available during the show, so if you would like to join us past opening we'd be more than happy to welcome another audience member!

CONTENT WARNING: mentions of cannibalism

This show features the work of artist Jennifer Nachmanoff, who has generously contributed her ceramic works for this production. We are incredibly grateful for her help and support, for more information regarding her pieces please visit here

About Director
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Ed Gonzalez Moreno


Ed Gonzalez Moreno is first generation Boricua (Puerto Rican) Actor, Playwright, and Director. For the past 6 years he has had the privilege of having extensive work as an Actor On Stage and On Camera. His most recent stage work was with Aurora Theatre Company in Exit Strategy as Luce. You can currently catch him on Netflix in Freshman Year as Hector. Other Stage credits include: Colossal at San Francisco Playhouse, Timon of Athens at CuttingBall Theatre, Warplay at NCTC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at SF Shakespeare Festival, and Visible from Four States with Magic Theatre.

Keep an eye out for him later this summer in newest season of To Tell The Truth on ABC


“Myths are the earliest forms of Science”. When I was younger I remember thinking how ridiculous it was too have believed in Greek Gods. Now it is much more clear as to why these stories existed. At that time the world must have been a true wonder, both fantastical and terrifying. These stories helped ground people mentally and spiritually, they made sense of the world around them, they provided a moral compass, and they answered questions (or at least attempted to).

We’re living in hard times. Today we need these stories as much as we did when they were created. Metamorphoses resurrects these tales for modern consumption. Mary Zimmerman paints a narrative using classic tales that each show a transformation. This change (true to the mythology) isn’t always good but is always powerful.

“Zoom Plays” has provided a lot of challenges since the start of the pandemic. Directing a show that traditionally centers around a pool of water is the most ambitious show I’ve ever been a part of on the platform. Still, we transformed tradition by interacting with individual bowls of water where our characters can still experience metamorphosis with the most pivotal element of the play.

To continue to be cliche, we have all gone through a metamorphosis since March. This timeless piece by Mary Zimmerman couldn’t be a more appropriate play for right now. I hope these stories yet again help ground us, make sense of the world around us, act as a moral compass.

Ed Gonzalez Moreno

Jennifer Nach

Jennifer Nachmanoff is a ceramics artist stationed in Davis, CA. Her focus is on pottery and sculptures, and her work has been featured at the Davis Arts Center, Pence Gallery, and the Crocker Art Museum in  Sacramento. Please check out and support her work!


Because of the extensive scenes and characters, click on any of the actor's names to head straight to their bio! To return to the list of scenes, click on their profile picture



Woman - Morgan

Scientist - Juna

Zeus - Sam

Midas - Grey T

1st Laundress - Sophia G

2nd Laundress - Georgia

Daughter - Jackie

Servant - Juna

Silenus - Mattias

Bacchus - Gray B



Narrator 1 - Georgia

Alcyone - Sophia G

Ceyx - Morgan

the storm - ALL

Aphrodite  - Sophia N

Iris - Juna

Narrator 2 - Kira

Sleep  - Jackie

Lucina - Georgia

Hermes - Sawyer



Narrator  - Juna

Erysichthon - Grey T

Ceres - Sam

Tree Spirit - Sophia G

Oread - Kira

Hunger - Sawyer

Mother - Morgan

Buyer - Georgia



Narrator 1 - Sam

Narrator 2  - Grey T

Orpheus - Gray B

Eurydice - Sophia N

Hades - Mattias

Hermes - Sawyer

The Underworld - ALL



Narrator - Georgia

Pomona - Sophia N

Vertumnus  - Juna

Myrrha - Jackie

Cinyras - Grey T

Nursemaid - Morgan



Phaeton - Mattias

Therapist - Sam

Apollo - Gray B



Q - Grey T

A - Sam

Eros - Mattias

Psyche - Sophia N



Baucis - Morgan

Philemon - Gray B

Zeus - Sam

Hermes - Sawyer

Narrators - ALL


Grey Turner


Morgan Hendrix-Chupa

Grey Turner just graduated from Da Vinci High School. This fall he will be attending Southern Oregon University where he will further his pursuit of theatre knowledge. Grey’s love of theatre was sparked right here with Acme Theatre Company. He has played many roles in his 4 years with Acme, his favorites being James Dean (Pronoun), Ryan Martin (The Burials) and Black Stache (Peter and the Starcatcher). Grey has had the time of his life in Acme and wants to express his deepest gratitude for all of the wonderful patrons of our art. Enjoy the show!


Sawyer Spann

Sawyer (he/him) is an incoming sophomore at Davis Senior High. He joined ACME in the summer of 2019 and has been helping out around the company ever since. This past February, he was elected to ACE as ACME’s Front of House apprentice and is super eager to succeed his amazing mentor, Gray Blair. Some past production’s that he’s been in consists of High School Musical (Stagemanagement), The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), The Tavern Under Anfeliadd (Classified), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Captain Scott). Since being in quarantine, he’s picked up some new skills and have found some fun new things to do. Some of which consist of skateboarding, digital painting, and building stuff (including a desk, wow!!). He hopes you enjoy today's performance of Metamorphoses!

Morgan Hendrix-Chupa (she/her) is a rising junior at Davis High School and is glad to be joining Acme again for her eigth show(s) with the company! Morgan started acting in the summer of 2017, and so far has been in multiple plays. Her favorite roles she has played are Jules and Mother Baker (Twelve Huntsmen), Mr. Gloss (Beaux Stratagem), Mortimer Mortimer (Failure: A Love Story), Sophie Martin (The Burials), and Miss Scarlet (Clue: On Stage). In this show, she will be playing multiple characters, including The Woman, Ceyx, and Baucis. While she is in quarantine, Morgan likes to knit, go on hikes and collect shiny things, make and eat delicious food, and appreciate the color pink to its fullest extent. She would like to thank the cast and crew of Metamorphoses for telling these Greek myths with her. She hopes you enjoy the show!


Juna Brothers

Juna Brothers (she/her) is a freshman at Holmes Junior High School. She is excited to be in her fourth Acme show. Her other roles include Much Ado About Nothing (Connie Conrade), Dear Harvey (Anne Kronenberg), Lois (The Boy Who Cried Dragon), Steffi Post (The K of D), and Jack Whistler (The K of D). Besides acting, Juna enjoys playing the cello, eating things, petting dogs and worshiping Cristina Yang. She would like to thank everyone at Acme for being so welcoming, especially Mattias RowenBale for introducing her to the company and sending her pictures of his adorable dog Buttercup.

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Sophia Nachmanoff

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Mattias RowenBale

Mattias RowenBale (he/him) will be going into 10th grade at the end of this summer, and will do so without even leaving his room. Despite joining Acme two years ago, this was his first summer of Acme fun, and he loved every minute of it! Tonight he is playing Phaeton (one of his dream roles), Hades, Eros, and Silenus. Despite the lack of a physical stage, he is also stage managing this show! He is Acme’s Stage Manager apprentice, and while he doesn't want Lee Libet to leave, he is excited to take over as SM. When he is not acting or in production meetings, Mattias can be found juggling or performing on aerial silks (and contemplating a life in the circus, obviously). He’s sad to see all the seniors go, but is glad he got to spend this wonderful summer with them (albeit over the interwebs). He is so happy that the show goes on despite it all, and hopes you enjoy tonight's performance!

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Sophia Nachmanoff (she/her) just graduated from DaVinci Charter Academy, and is very happy/sad to be in her final Acme summer. Ironically, though she has been involved in the company since her freshman year, this is actually her first time acting in the summer. However, some of her favorite past other shows were Beaux Strategem (Dorinda), The White Rose (Christoph Probst), and Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz). When she's not acting, you might see her onstage with the DHS Jazz Choir, or off the stage in her work as Acme's Master Costumer. So basically, she never leaves the theatre. She also likes to play a wide variety of instruments (from the ukulele to the mandolin), work with kids, read her favorite genre (archival historical mysteries), sporadically embark on ambitious cooking projects, and spend way too much money on boba. She is very excited to move to Portland in the fall, where she will be doing community service and furthering her Jewish education in the Tivnu: Building Justice Gap Year Program before heading off to Wellesley college where apparently she will cut her hair short and carry a sword? Anyways, she would like to thank her family, Emily, and Harvey Milk and the many other queer activists who have had such profound impacts on her life! Enjoy the show!


Sam Cubbage


Sam is a recently graduated senior who was homeschooled by their amazing mother. You may have recently seen them in Dear Harvey as Nicole Murray-Ramirez, The Importance Of Being Earnest as Algernon, playing Ben in The Burials, or the wonderful Cherry in Beaux Stratagem. Sam started their theater journey at the age of 9 performing in musicals. Three years ago this summer, Sam joined acme as their master stage manager and has loved every moment since! They would like to thank Emily for this amazing experience to perform even in the strangest of circumstances. They invite you to pull up a chair, grab your favorite snacks, and enjoy this wonderful zoom theater experience. Enjoy the show!


Kira Cubbage

Kira Cubbage (she/her) is a homeschooler about to graduate 12th grade, and is excited to be performing in her 8th Acme show. She is excited to be appearing as Officer Billig, and is excited to discover the interesting (and sometimes irritating) challenges and opportunities that Zoom offers to theater. Her previous roles have included: Willi Graf in Acme’s white rose, Various ensemble roles in Acme’s Twelfth Night, The Beaux Stratagem, and The Triangle Factory Fire Project, and the lion in Acmes Twelve Huntsmen. Outside of acting Kira enjoys roleplaying games (and particularly D&D), anime, and various nerdy/geek activities.

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Sophia Ginosar

Sophia Ginosar (she/her) is a senior at East High School in Denver, Colorado. Despite the unusual locale, she has some connection to ACME, as her mother was the costume maker for the company in the early 1980s. Although her role as the Dragon will be her second at ACME, she has participated in many shows, such as Sister Act, The Diary of Anne Frank, and West Side Story. When not working on a production, Sophia spends her time playing video games, drawing, and working on 3D animation. She would like to thank everyone at ACME for being incredibly welcoming.

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Jackie Wallis


Jackie Wallis is a rising Junior at DHS, and is ACME’s set apprentice and a member of DHS theater Board. She has been acting for many years, some of her favorite roles being: Allison (The Breakfast Club), Mr. Filby (The Time Machine), and Ottavio (Scapino!). When not involved in theater, she can be found riding her completely unhinged horse, drawing, or attempting to woo her gecko with various strange noises. She hopes you find some joy in watching this show during these tumultuous times!

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Gray Blair

Gray Blair-Neuburger is a recent graduate of the Davis School of Independent Study, and is currently in tears because this really is their last Acme show. Gray has been with ACME since spring of 2017 (probably, years are hard), first appearing as Officer 3 in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Over the years Gray has acted, served as Front of House master, and  generally had a very good time. Past shows with Acme have included The 12 Huntsmen, Lead Rings on the Merry-go-round, and recently various virtual play readings. They look forward to continuing their theatrical adventures next year at Southern Oregon University (go Raiders!), where they will be joining the Honors program (go Gray!). Outside of Acme you WON’T see Gray anywhere, because they are practicing social distancing and haven’t left the house in months. 

Special thanks to these supporters who make all of the Acme adventures possible!

Wehner Accounting & Tax, Inc

The City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program

Dowling Properties

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group

Parcel Dispatch, PDQ

Tomaich Oral Surgery

West Yost & Associates


Don Saylor’s Soup’s On for Acme Theatre Company Business Sponsors


Bayer Crop Science

Bill Dodd for Senate

Bretton Woods-Binning Ranch Holding Co.

Carpenters Local #46

Chamberlain Farms

Clark Pacific

Consero Solutions

Construction & General Laborers Local Union185

County Assessor, Clerk Recorder

Davis Cannabis Collective (Pay @ door)

Davis Firefighters L 3494

Downey Brand

Durst Organic Growers

Elect Richard Landsburgh

F Street Dispensary

Fox and Goose, LLC

Frate Sole Olive Oil

Green Coast Industries

Johanna Utter LLC, Licensed Acupuncturist

Kaiser Permanente

Kind Farms

Lindsay Weston TTEE

Lyon Real Estate

Mariani Nut Company

Morse Remodeling

Neighborhood Partners

OddFellows Lodge #169

Operating Engineers Local 3

Pierre Neu & Marcia Gibbs

Plumbing and Pipefitters Local 447

Rebekah's Lodge

Recology Davis

River City Bank

Rotary Club of Davis Sunrise

Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation Workers Union 104

Sierra Energy

Sutter Health

Teichert & Son Inc Aggregates

UC Davis

Yolo Family Farms


Soup’s On Elected Leader Sponsors


Tom Adams,  DJUSD Board of Education

Joe DiNunzio, DJUSD Board of Education

Alan Fernandes, DJUSD Board of Education

Cindy Pickett, DJUSD Board of Education

Bob Poppenga, DJUSD Board of Education


Dan Carson, Davis City Council

Gloria Partida,  Davis City Council

Lucas Frerichs, Davis City Council

Brett Lee, Davis City Council

Bill Bias, Winters City Council

Jesse Loren, Winters City Council

Pierrre Neu, Winters City Council

Richard Landsburgh, Woodland City Council


Lisa Baker, Yolo County Housing

Gina Daleiden, Executive Director, First Five Yolo

Jesse Salinas, County Assessor, Clerk Recorder


Melissa Moreno, Yolo County Board of Education Trustee

Shelton Yip, Yolo County Board of Education Trustee


Oscar Villegas, Yolo County Supervisor, District 1

Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor, District 2

Linda Deos, Candidate for Yolo County Supervisor, District 4

Jim Provenza, Yolo County Supervisor, District 4

Angel Barajas, Yolo County Supervisor Elect, District 5

Duane Chamberlain, Yolo County Supervisor, District 5


Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, California State Assemblymember

Helen Thomson, Former State Asssemblymember

Bill Dodd, California State Senator



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Lynda Abeyta

Cindy Adams

The Agatep Family

Nancy Allen

JM Baria

Julia Blair

Rachel Beck & Jeremy Naftel

Wallace Beckman

Marcia & Craig Benham

John & Nelda Bennett

Camila Biaggi

Julia Blair

Ann Block

Kris and Sandy Borowsky

Jan Bower

John Bowes

Gerry Braun

Julie Dryden-Brown

Gweneth Bruch

Antonio De Loera-Brust

Ingrid Brust-Mascher & Jesus De Loera

Patrick Bukowski

Laura Cameron

Crissy Castillo

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Judi Chew

Leo Chu

Patricia Chupa

Lisa Clark

Sarah Cohen

Michael & Ruth Coleman

Clarke Conant

Kat Conley

Jan Corlett

Ann and Fred Costello

Christine Craig

Julie Cross

The Cubbage Family

Lee Ann D'Amato and Wayne Raymond

Anna D'Ambrosio

Robb Davis

Ellen Dean & Tom Starbuck

Eric Delacorte

Joe Dinunzio & Dr Elizabeth Stelow

Dr. B.C. Domo

Dan Dowling

Jesse & Glenda Drew

Maureen Driscoll

Yixue Du

Luke Durett

Ryan Easterday

Delaine Eastin

Ken Eckey

Andrew Enberg

Mark and Tiffany Eschbach

Mel Escott

Sarah Estrella

Jim and Marilee Eusebio

Catherine Ewing

Randi Famula

Karlee Finch

Ellen Fishman

Ellen Fishman

Chad Fisk

Neal & Marguerite Fleming

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Barbara Ford

Franklin Fox

Robin Frank

Stacie and Lucas Frerichs

Woody & Rebecca Fridae

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Peggy Froehlich

Elizabeth Fulmer

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James Gette

Rita Gilbert

Shelly Gilbride

Marnelle Gleason

James & Carol Goodnight

Chris Granger & John Johnson

Helena Gweon

Sharon Hale

Ann and Charles Halsted

Susan Handy

Sue Hansen

David Hart

Rachel Hartsough

Evy Health

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Adrienne Heinig

The Heins Family

Emily Henderson

James Henderson

Jennifer Henderson

Linda Hendricks

Lynn Hendrix-Chupa

Julia Herdt

The Heung-Del Favero Family

Jim Hewlett

Neal Hibbard

LuAnn Higgs

Maureen Driscoll & Mark Hoffman

Diana Holt

Rachel Hoover

Holly Hopkins

Suzanne Houlton

Alicia Hunt

Alan Jackman

Ryan Johnson

Robert Johnson

Christine Granger & John Johnston

Tom & Irene Joo

Robert Poppenga & Amy Kapatkin

Maia Kazaks

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Kenneth Kinosian

Kathy Koblik

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Leslie Kuss

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Elizabeth Lasensky

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Janette Levenson

Jan & Richard

Jen Teal

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Jesus de Loera

Kim Longworth

Alina Lusebrink

Melissa Lyans

Dan & Fran Maguire

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Hannah May

Richard & Anya McCann

Mary McComb

Cristina McCutcheon

Lesli & Andrew McCutcheon

Kate McFarland

Shelley & Jim McFarland

Marne McGuinness

Paula McIlraith

Thomas McIlraith

C Jane McKendry

William Mead

Dorothy Meehan

Julia Menard-Warwick

Susan Miller

Caroline Miller

Alexandra Miller

The Miller Family

Sally Mills

Marie Mindlin

Jeffrey Mitchell

Harvey Yan & Tanya Moda

Karl & Brenda Mohr

Susan Monheit

Judy Moores

Isabelle Williams and Elisabeth Morray

Claudia Morray

John Mott-Smith

Jennifer Nachmanoff

Clinton & Eleanor Neagley

Pierre Neu & Marcia Gibbs

Barbara Neuburger

Phillip Nguyen

Kristen Nichols

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Donald Palm

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Delany Pelz

Kimberlie Pelz

Jeff & Karin Pelz

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Willa Pettygrove

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Christine Pinnow

Shelli Porterfield

Deborah Rains

Betsy Raymond

Wayne Raymond

Kate Raymond

Hope Raymond

Maria Rea

Marc Reeve

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Lee Riggs

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Robin Rodriguez

Marie Jaisenuk & Frank Roe

Bill & Nancy Roe

Helen Roland & Jim Cramer

Lynn Rolston

Tom Ross

Susan Roush

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Madeline Ryen

Sally Ryen

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Don Saylor

Steven Schmidt

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Leanne Schwartz

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Tina Simpson

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Judith Stavely

Linda Sternberg

Brian Stewart

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Marla Stuart

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Jen Teal

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