HOLY REDEEMER TO PRESENT COMEDY

HOLY REDEEMER TO PRESENT COMEDY MAY 10 & 11-Holy Redeemer High School’s “Royal Players” will present the comedy “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at the school. Written by Don Zodia, the play is directed by English Department faculty member Michael Stofko, assisted by Holy Redeemer students Louis Jablowski, Patrick Loftus, Thomas Caffrey, and Beth DeMichele. “Olympiaganza” is a laugh-a-minute look at some of the major and minor myths of ancient Greece, including Pandora’s Box, Jason and the Argonauts (the original “Super Friends”), and Hercules: Intern God. Obscure myths such as Linus and the legend of Argus also compete for attention as two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology through audience participation. This low-brow comedy points out the ridiculousness of some myths and highlights the lessons learned from others. It ends in a bizarre, musical dance-influenced version of “The Iliad” complete with a full-scale battle of little green army men. This wild and silly play is fun for audiences of all ages. Performances begin each night begin at 7 p. m. and doors open 45 minutes before curtain time. Tickets are $5 each ($4 for students and senior citizens) and are available at the door. Shown are cast members, front from left: Abby Stucker and Juliana Buonsante. Kneeling: Caroline Jones, Mountaintop; Grace Rychwalski, Allie Wylam, and Shawna Hannon. Standing: Abbe Truschal, Mountaintop; Mary Pat Blaskiewicz, Dominique Falzone, and Kaila Kurash, (kneeling). Back: Ciaran Burke, Isabella Romani, Thomas Caffrey, Hanover Twp.; Ben Nause, Swoyersville; Robert Dougherty, Shavertown; Gabriella Soroka, John Cecere, Jerome Hannon, Pat Loftus, Mountaintop.