TribLIVE

| AandE


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Greek mythology comes alive in 'Myth Adventures'

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 8:40 p.m.
 

Stories of Greek mythology come alive in the Theatre Factory KidWorks' production of “Myth Adventures: Five Greek Classics,” which opens Aug. 3 at the Trafford community theater. Robert MacIntyre of Irwin directs the comedy that revisits the adventures of King Midas, Athena, Narcissus and more.

“I think children and young adults are going to be drawn to this show because it doesn't talk down to them,” MacIntyre says. “It's a very intelligent show and has its moments of seriousness, but that's not to say children won't have fun, too. There are definitely fun moments and laughs along the way, as well as moments that I'm sure will scare them.”

The show focuses on five different tales about the gods, heroes and monsters of the ancient Greeks: “King Midas,” “Orpheus and Eurydice,” “Echo and Narcissus,” “Daedelus and Icarus” and “Theseus and the Minotaur.”

“Myth Adventures” features Steven Begg of Level Green as Dionysus, who narrates the journey, and he also portrays Narcissus and Theseus. Others in the cast include David Fraley of Wexford as Zeus and King Minos, Cameron Swartz of Delmont as Orpheus and Icarus, Doug Peters of Harrison City as Daedalus and King Midas, and Claudia Shafer of North Huntingdon as Clotho. Crystal Bodnar of Manor is stage manager and Amanda Vines of Paintertown is assistant stage manager.

“Myth Adventures: Five Greek Classics” will be performed at 2 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Admission is $7. Details: 412-374-9200 or www.thetheatrefactory.com

— Candy Williams

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pitt offense eyes healthy balance
  2. Starkey: Century mark beckons for Ben
  3. Flyers continue mastery of Penguins at Consol
  4. Elizabeth Forward school board hears money issues
  5. Steelers’ defense on pace for fewest sacks in 16-game season
  6. Corbett rips Wolf tax proposals during Hempfield campaign stop
  7. Officials identify witness to Port Authority bus crash after releasing photo
  8. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Divine Travel’ embraces the quirky
  9. Mezzo might be the youngest in Sienna Mercato family, but it earns identity
  10. Elementary school students learn to prevent bullying
  11. McKeesport Area’s fitness efforts recognized
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.