Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Theatre critic

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.]

10 comments:

MizMell said...

I always enjoyed the school production (for the little surprises you mentioned).

Family Adventure said...

Cute, cute!

Glad it was a success. For all the reasons you mentioned!

Heidi

Flutterby said...

LMAO I always hated having to go to those kinds of things. Horrid parent, aren't I?! I think the owrst for me though was always ballet and tap recitals. The littlest ones are always so cute but when it came to the older ones I always wondered when the hell someone was going to get the balls to tell that 15 year old they just COULD NOT DANCE and GIVE IT UP ALREADY!

Melissa said...

Elegant's honesty is exactly why I love kids that age.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. G. said...

Yay Goddess of the harvest! Glad it was a success for all involved.

Josie said...

Absolutely adorable and I miss the school productions a lot.

blackbird said...

Bravo!

Professor J said...

Demeter rocks!

rivergirlie said...

i bet they based their performances on the disney hercules - fantastic stuff!

smalltownmom said...

Adn was there a toga party afterward?