Venus and Adonis

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rob Melrose
April 27, 2014

Presented as a one-woman piece featuring Cutting Ball Associate Artist Ponder Goddard, this long poem from Shakespeare, inspired by a passage from Ovid’s Metamorphosis, depicts the love between the goddess Venus and the hunter Adonis. Celebrated for its visionary use of shifting perspective and shocking sexuality, Shakespeare’s poem showcases both the Bard’s unparalleled command of language and profound insight into the nature of love. Venus and Adonis will take place the weekend following Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.