MHS drama club presents ‘The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza’

Jessica LaRoy, Reporter

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Monroe High School will be presenting the play “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” March 23-25 in the MHS Auditorium.

The show is told by Narrator One (senior Jordan Jewell) and Narrator Two (junior Jacob Foulkrod). “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” includes multiple popular mythological stories with humorous twists told in a school presentation form.

The director of the play is Carol Sliwka, an English teacher at MHS. Sliwka is retiring this year, so she believes this play is perfect for her to end with. She said she has fun with the new people in the program and watching them progress.

Sliwka is thrilled to work with the experienced and inexperienced cast members for “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza.”

“I’m very excited to be working with such a talented cast. We have some newcomers, and it’s always fun to see them find their stage presence,” said Sliwka.

Drama Club advisor Alison Drougel is producing the show and says that making the props for so many characters is the most fun.

“I just love how each person plays wears so many hats in the show…literally,” Drougel said. “There are sashes with names and many hats, shields, capes and the like so that the audience can tell who is who.”

As narrator, Jewell will be talking through the collection of popular plays in the show.

Jewell describes the play as two narrators who tell all the Greek myths, but with weird events added in to make the story more interesting.

The cast mates have had a few obstacles through the process of the play, including replacing a few ill cast members and trading parts, but they have been adjusting with the help of Sliwka.

Tickets for the show will be $10 for adults and $5 for all MPS students and staff. They can be purchased from Drama Club advisor Alison Drougel in room A219 or at the door.