About the Author: Mary Zimmerman

Mary Zimmerman (playwright) is the 1998 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the 2002 Tony Award for best director, and 10 Joseph Jefferson Awards, including ones for “Best Production” and “Best Direction.” She is a member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, an Artistic Associate of the Goodman and Seattle Repertory theatres, and a Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University.

Mary Zimmerman answers a question about her adaptations: Why is she drawn to put them onstage? “I want to make the world that world, with all of its beauty and its poetry and its morality and adventure and stunning surprise and mystery and mystery solved. I just want to live in it. And I want to hear that language; I want other people to hear it.” – Los Angeles Times

Works which she has adapted and directed include Argonautika (Lookingglass, Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Co, McCarter Theatre), Mirror of the Invisible World (Goodman), The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Goodman, BAM, Seattle Rep, Second Stage), The Odyssey (Lookingglass, Goodman, McCarter, Seattle Rep), Arabian Nights (Lookingglass, MTC, BAM, Berkeley Rep, Kansas City Rep), Journey To The West (Goodman, Huntington, Berkeley Rep), Metamorphoses (Lookingglass, Seattle Rep, Berkeley Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Second Stage), Secret in the Wings (Lookingglass, Berkeley Rep, McCarter, Seattle Rep), S/M (Lookingglass), Eleven Rooms of Proust (Lookingglass, About Face) and a new opera with Philip Glass called Galileo Galilei (Goodman, the Barbicon in London, and B.A.M.) She made her Metropolitan Opera directorial debut with Lucia di Lammermoor in the fall of 2007 and has subsequently directed La Sonnambula for the MET. 

See Argonautika November 21-November 25 at CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre

Performance Dates:   November 21 at 11:10 a.m., November 22, 23  at 7 p.m., November 24 at 3 p.m. (ASL Interpreted), and November 25 at 10 a.m. Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 443-840-ARTS.


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