Experience a history lesson taught by the cast of the Greek Mythology Olympiaganza. The play, produced by the high school drama department and written by Don Zolidis, is to be performed in the Little Theatre March 5-8.
When picking out this year’s spring play, Todd Schaefer, director, said “I read 35 full length comedies over the summer, and this was the one to make me laugh out loud.” Another key for Schaefer in picking out the play was trying to hook the average high school.
Schaefer hoped the audiences will walk out of the theater with something new or that they learned a lesson after seeing the play. “Even if they leave the theater thinking about Greek history, that’ll be okay,” said Schaefer.
The play cast is a flexible ensemble of 12 people in which almost 40 or 50 could have been cast. “Working with an ensemble cast, like this one, is so much fun,” said Schaefer. “It’s a fun way to learn about Greek mythology.” Schaefer has stretched the cast so there is a possibility that each cast member may have more than two parts in the play.
Much of the building process of the play takes place over a month to two-month period. All building is done by volunteers and the tech theater classes, which Schaefer teaches. A lot is put into the making of the play, starting from a simple drawing of the set to actually building it and putting it on the stage.
Most of the crew that works at the plays take the tech theater course. Taking this course is a way for the student to get into theater and learn more about what goes into making a play such as the “Greek Mythology Olympiaganza.”
The show is a reenactment of the famous Greek myths, like Hercules, the gods and the titans, the Trojan War and others.
Admission to this event is $7 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets will be available at box office which opens 6:30 p.m. There is no plan as of now for pre-sale tickets. Everyone should be seated by show time at 7 p.m.
Schaefer said to find more info for the plays and other theater relations to visit the website at http://www.wgdrama.com.