‘Olympiaganza’ opens tonight at 7 p.m.


Sophia Potter

Rachel Frith helps Christina Eure secure her costume before the dress rehearsal of The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, which opens tonight.

Kevin Erm, Staff Writer

The theatre department will present The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza for the first time this evening at 7 p.m.  and will also run tomorrow at 7 p.m. and conclude the performance on Saturday with a 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. showing. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 or purchased on the theatre website.

“My favorite part about being in Olympiaganza is working with all of the wonderful cast and crew members,” senior Brian Nguyen, who plays Narrator 2, said. “I love working with others to entertain others.”

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza by Don Zolidis is the first play of the school year and tells a story of two narrators. One of them is knowledgeable about Greek mythology and the other not as much, turning their presentation of information into a play within a play.

Olympiaganza is an over-the-top show. And it’s big!”  director Luc Howland said. “It’s about two battling narrators giving a summary of Greek mythology in a fun modern way.”

Auditions took place in the auditorium at the beginning of the school year and features a large ensemble cast consisting of many different characters.

“It’s really fun to work with Mr. Howland,” junior Jacqueline Kotlarz, who plays Narrator 1, said. “It’s really cool to work with such a big group”

A play of this magnitude and scope is large challenge for those involved but challenge is what goes into plays like these.

“I hope that the play brings them together as team and is both challenging and fun,” Howland said.