KIDS + FAMILIES
MST Students: The SeussOdyssey
November 11 - November 13, 2011
Get ready for a wacky, rhyming adventure! 13 Houston-area children ages 8 - 14, currently the students of Main Street Theater’s Rehearsal and Performance By Audition class, present The SeussOdyssey by Don Zolidis.
Says the play’s director (and MST’s Assistant Director of Education) Jonathan Gonzalez, “It’s a fun challenge because to do a spoof, you need to know the serious thing you are spoofing, so we talk about The Odyssey, then switch to The Cat in the Hat. We are exploring each part of the play and identifying genre…’oh, we’re playing it straight here,’ ‘we really have to play up the rhyme here,’ ‘here you act like a bad, boring narrator of an educational film,’ etc. Look for cowboys, pirates, a wicked witch and some Lady-Gaga inspired siren calls!”
The story is Greek, the style’s Dr. Seuss—we’re giving this classic a new jolt of juice! There's Poseidon and Cyclops and fierce fighting folks, with rhyming and singing and eggs with green yolks—From Ithaca to Troy, oh, the places you’ll go—in this fast-paced and funny R&P show!
The cast is comprised of 13 children from the Houston area and is as follows: Michael Armstrong (77030), Roberto Blas (77087), Grace Burgert (77010), Sadie Dill (77092), Jackson Foley (77056), Elizabeth Hoskins (77005), Sarah Klein (77018), Sarah (Keowee) McNiel (77006), Ashley Mezyk (77035), Ben Russell (77055), Aris Smith (77071), Ryan Thompson (77030), and Kaleb Willis (77008).
Professional artists direct and design all R&P productions. Jonathan Gonzalez is the director. Sandra Axelrad is the Assistant Director. Troy Scheid designs costumes, and Art Ornelas is the set and properties designer. Clara Goodwin is the Student Assistant Director.
The play will be performed Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 13 at 3:30pm.
Performances are at Main Street Theater – Chelsea Market, located at 4617 Montrose Boulevard.
Pictured is one of Odysseus’ crew members (Sarah Klein). Photos by www.RicOrnelProductions.com.