VERO BEACH — It’s a hilarious, “Cliffs Notes” version of Homer’s classics performed at breakneck speed that promises you an A on that next AP English exam! The Saint Edward’s Theatre Department proudly presents “The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 minutes or less” by playwrights Jay Hopkins and John Hunter. Performances will be hsld on Friday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edward’s School.
With the clock ticking in front of everyone’s eyes, a cast and crew of over 70 Saint Edward’s Middle School students speed through all of Greek Mythology in a funny, updated version that all ages can understand. The Gods walk the Red Carpet, the Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractor’s job, Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift, love stories are a dating show, and the Greek Tragedies are sports highlights! And don’t forget the two greatest stories ever told, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Kidnap Helen of Troy and you’ve got a 10 year slap-fight of epic proportions with pouty Achilles, war-hungry Agamemnon and clever Odysseus, destined to wander the seas for 10 more years fighting giants, seductresses and the Gods themselves.
All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented at lightning-bolt pace with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare. Produced by Special Agreement with Samuel French, Inc., the play is fun for children of all ages.
Tickets are $10 for adults. Discounted tickets are available at $5 for seniors and students. Reserved seats are available in advance by contacting TicketAlternative at 1-877-725-8849 or on their website at www.ticketalternative.com http://www.ticketalternative.com. Tickets will also be available at the Box Office one half-hour before each performance; cash only at the Waxlax Center Box Office.