The Third Grade Players' presentation yesterday of "Ancient Greece" was unlike anything this critic has ever seen before. Part comedy, part tragedy, and part unintentional farce, "Ancient Greece" told the story of, well, I'm not entirely sure. There was some history and some mythology and a whole lot of togas:
If you're looking for the emerging young actress Miss Graceful B., she's in third row up, fifth from the right. Alas, Miss B. gets stage fright, in spite of her best efforts not to, so she opted not to have a speaking part in this production. However, she graciously consented to be Demeter, goddess of the harvest:
The Greek chorus (60+ third graders) was very enthusiastic. And loud. They danced too, including some Motown Moves that I'm reasonably certain are not authentic to the era. Especially when the music in question was a rap about Athens.
A number of the performers had lengthy speaking parts and they must be commended for so much memorization. So. Much. It was a much longer play than usual.
In conclusion, I give "Ancient Greece" two thumbs up.
[Note: The third grade performed for the entire school earlier in the day. Elegant's assessment was, "Well, to be honest, it was boring." True, but then we parents tend to derive our entertainment from other things. Such as actors falling off the bleachers, actors playing with their togas, and actors waving to their parents out in the audience.]