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Greece! is the Word by Ken Mastel

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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A parody, the 50’s musical “Grease” set in Ancient Greece. Medusa is the beauty school teacher, a chariot become “greece lightning”. Teenage hi-jinx started a long time ago!

Two modern teens David and Mandy, are in the detention room. David bad mouths Zeus, but Zeus was listening. He transports them back in time to ancient Greece, to Athens Pi High. There they meet all the classic mythological characters. David trying to impress declares himself Davidius, god of hockey. But that gets him the attention of Ares, the god of war. Mandy has gotten the attention of Hercules. Ares has vowed to destroy Davidius at the olympics. Aphrodite has fallen for Davidius. Together she and Mandy enlist the help of Medusa the beauty school teacher to save the day. But have they altered history?

Genre: Musical Comedy – Young Adults

Acts: One

Running Time: 70 minutes

Characters: 20 characters played by 8 female and 8 male actors

Setting: Athens Pi High School

Production/development history: 2015 Sacred Heart School Drama, Wetaskiwin

Royalties contactkenmastel12@gmail.com / 780-352-4988

Photo by Jodi Eaton

Playwright Bio:

Ken has written over a dozen produced shows and appeared in over 50 commercials both speaking and SOC. Provincial and National Ads: West Edmonton Mall, The Brick, McDonalds, Capital Ex, All-weather Windows, Com-Cheque, Power Reading, TurboGas, Alberta Treasury Branches. Many print ads. International Ads: for Bayer, Abflex, and Rockford (Pennsylvania) Health Authority.

Education: University of Calgary, BEd.
I have taught drama for 25 years and have directed dozens of plays including: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast.

Other Talents:
I have sung and played guitar professionally for 25 years, doing covers varied from Roy Orbison to ACDC. I also perform in a Hank Williams/Buddy Holly Tribute show.

 

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