On Wednesday, November 6, eighteen members of the JHS Musical Theater Class attended the Oklahoma State University’s Theater Department’s production of “Argonautika”.
As in her Tony Award winning Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman transforms Greek mythology—here the story of Jason and the Argonauts—into a mesmerizing piece of theater. Encountering an array of daunting challenges in their “first voyage of the world,” Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow their unpredictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss. Bursts of humor and fantastical creatures enrich a story whose characters reveal remarkable complexity. Medea is profoundly sympathetic even as the seeds are sown for the monstrous life ahead of her, and the brute strength of Hercules leaves him no less vulnerable to love.
Mrs. Rueda, the JHS Musical Theater Teacher says that she loves taking her students to see larger productions and envision their dreams of acting on a bigger stage, out in the world.