Theatre Siena at Siena Heights University will present “The Iliad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less” from Feb. 21-23 in Francoeur Theater on the Adrian campus.
On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone’s eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek Mythology. Directed by SHU Professor of Theater Mark DiPietro, it’s funny, updated and made easy to 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.
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 lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare.
Curtain times are at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students.
For ticket information, please call 517-264-7890.