Perseus & Medusa: Or it’s All Greek to Me!
By Jessica Puller
Music by Tyler Beattie
Directed by Glenn Proud and Brianna Sloane
November 20 – December 19, 2009
A story of monsters, gods, and true love, Perseus and Medusa takes the audience on a wild ride through a world of slightly-skewed Greek mythology.
Deceived by an evil king and desperate to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Andromeda, the brave Perseus sets off on a quest to retrieve the head of Medusa, whose very glance turns men to stone. Along for the ride are two bait-shop boys, a wisecracking god, and the clueless Dame.
Will Perseus survive the quest and return home in time to rescue his mother from the evil king? Will his bravery prove his love to the Princess?
His fate rests in the hands of the gods and the audience!
Here's what our critics say:
"In Chicago, the only example of British Panto is Piccolo's Holiday show...Piccolo squeezes 13 actors onto its tiny but highly colorful stage, and they are deft at the physical business, throw-away jokes, and pleasant, too-brief songs by Tyler Beattie...a delightful time."- Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
"Andrew Roberts delivered a standout performance in his role as the clownish Dame. His fluctuating falsetto and wild hand gestures were belly-achingly funny throughout." –Keith Ecker, ChicagoTheaterBlog.com