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Spartan thespians spin Greek myths into comedy gold

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza will be performed Dec. 2-4.

a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
Hercules, left, played by Mitchell Koch, has an outburst as he talks with his guidance counselor, played by Jazzi McKay, during a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
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SUPERIOR — A play that dares to ask questions Greek mythology buffs may never have considered takes center stage in the Superior High School Performing Arts Center Dec. 2-4.

a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
A set of deuling narrators played by Olivia Erickson, left, and Gwen Hall give a presentation about Greek Mythology during a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
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Dueling narrators take on the task of covering all of Greek mythology in “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” by Don Zolidis. They navigate through the pantheon of tales, finding comedy gold as well as asking questions:

Were Jason and the Argonauts the original super friends or just a band of pirates?

What was the relationship between Hercules and his dad, Zeus, really like?

What is the hidden meaning behind Daedalus’ wax wings?

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Audience members can expect to join in the fun during the “Destroy All Monsters” game show. Hint: Participants should brush up on their chimera sounds. Add in a lightning round of myths that get stopped short every time they become inappropriate, bedtime stories that may or may not have footings in mythology and a cautionary tale about angering a witch.

a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
Jason, second from left, played by River Opack, rides with the Argonauts during a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

The 90-minute, PG comedy includes appearances by the big names in Greek mythology, from Achilles and Apollo to Athena and Bob.

More than 30 students are involved in the cast and crew for the production, directed by Amber Gilbert.

Performances take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Superior High School. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. Advance tickets can be purchased online.

 dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
Sue, played by Hazel Lewis, left, yells at her husband, Daedalus, played by Julian Robbins, during a scene at the dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
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dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
Narrator one, played by Gwen Erickson, left, holds the fake head of an audience member next to narrator two, played by Gwen Hall, during a scene at the dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
Hercules, played by Mitchell Koch, performs an emotional monologue during a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza"
Left to right Medea, played by Leah Gavin, left, turns a flirting girl, played by Belle Modeen, into sand in front of her husband Jason, played by River Opack, during a dress rehearsal of "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" in the Performing Arts Center at Superior High School on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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