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A Poem and a Mistake

Opening Date: Aug 07, 2024

Closing Date: Aug 10, 2024

Running Time: 01:00

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145 6th Ave New York, NY 10013

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A Poem and a Mistake, written by Cheri Magid and performed by Sarah Baskin, is a modern-day story of transformation. It begins with a timid graduate student, Myrrha, who wrestles with the fifty instances of sexual assault in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. When her dismissive professor provokes a magical transformation, he morphs into various characters from the ancient tale, challenging his understanding of gender sexuality, and desire. We follow our anti-hero as he navigates through the 15 books of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, ultimately rediscovering himself. Simultaneously, Myrrha’s personal experience of sexual assault in the present day is woven into the narrative, underscoring the disturbingly common occurrence of sexual assault today, reflecting its widespread presence 2000 years ago. The performance explores the human duality of aggressor and victim, teacher and student, god and mortal, leaving a profound impression on all audience members, regardless of their familiarity with the original literature.

Performance Schedule:



Sarah Baskin


Michelle Bossy

Written by

Cheri Magid

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Full-price tickets



Wheelchair Info

removable seating.


Mainstage seats 99 / Dorothy B. Williams Theatre Seats 74.


There is an elevator that takes you to the lower level thatre.

Curb Ramps



houses two performance spaces - the 99-seat Mainstage and the 74-seat Dorothy B. Williams Theatre (down one flight of stairs); art galleries, and a café. The building entrance is street level


located on both levels

Water Fountain

There is a cafe



Assisted Listening System

some hearing aids.

Visual Assistance


Folding Armrests


Directions Subway

C,E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; R,W to Prince St.

Directions Bus

M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.

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By Subway:

C,E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; R,W to Prince St.

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By Bus:

M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.