The Tooele Jr. High advanced drama class will present Olympics of the Greek Gods on Friday, Saturday and Monday. The play was written by the students and this is the first time the TJHS drama department has put on an original piece.
Nicole Milligan, an intern student from Tooele High School, has helped the drama class with the production, according to advisor Julia Smoot. Milligan will be one of the play’s announcers and has also helped direct the play and aided with technical elements of the show.
The play deals with what would happen if Greek gods were to hold an Olympic event for themselves. With the various different powers, rule modifications and opponent sabotage that happens, it makes for an interesting outcome. There are scenes that show the gods relationships with each other.
There are six main gods in the show: Aproditie, Goddess of Love (Hannah Cramer); Artemis, Goddess of Wisdom (Rayvn Pincock); Hades, God of the Underworld (Roger Moosman); Hermes, God of Travelers (Satchel Bozeman); and Dionysius, God of Wine and Revelry (Jordan Alverson).
There is an ensemble of other minor characters, such as Zeus or the medal bearers. These cast members include AJ Hoefling, Allindia Hamilton, Taylor Carmen, Randell Curtis, Jason Lorton, RJ Taylor, Elizibeth Fuwell and Denali Gerber.
The play in done as a One Act production and will run under one hour. Cost of admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students and children. This is the fourth production this year for the TJHS drama department. The production will be held Friday, May 16 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 and Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. All shows will be held in the Tooele Jr. High AV room.