Actors “Greek Out” On Stage This Weekend!


Abby Rauguth, Editor

EHS is going to “Greek out” this weekend!

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less, a play that will educate all on Greek mythology in a comedic way. Full of excitement and emotions, actor Trenton Jacobs, a junior–who plays the multiple characters of Atlas and Glaukos–describes the play to be “hilarious…even for the audience!” Jacobs continues on to explain how the audience will feel a roller coaster of emotions throughout the show.

Amara Ternet, a sophomore–who plays Rhea, Andromache, and myriad background characters–reveals how the play offers a great character variety, and it does an “excellent job at explaining Greek mythology.” Opening night of the show will take place on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., the second show being Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. And, the final show will be a matinee on Sunday, Nov.  13 at 2 pm. Ternet encourages the largest audience for Saturday, while Jacobs anticipates that Opening Night will be the best to attend. “Opening night is just magical; we’ll be going all out!” Jacobs exclaims. 

While the finished product of the play is the biggest achievement of the cast, it is the memories made along the way that they cherish most. Jacobs explains how rehearsals are full of unexpected thrills. “The lines people say and the adlibs they put in…I’m constantly laughing!” Ternet reveals that a favorite memory is getting ready as a cast. “Seeing everyone get ready with each other was so surreal! You could really just see how much all these different personalities were coming together to create the play.” Both Jacobs and Ternet agree that being in the play is an amazing experience; it’s a shared excitement that they will carry with them for a lifetime. “I loves seeing the set get built…and the way the students portray their characters to give them personality,” Ternet shares. The atmosphere of theater is very accepting and supporting, Jacobs explains. “This has been my first year/time doing theater, and the cast has just made this experience my favorite part!” 

As the play rehearsals wrap up and the shows are over, there is still more to look forward to–the Spring Musical in March. In fact, Elkhart High School will be the first high school to gain the rights to perform Mean Girls. The cast is greatly looking forward to this, and are very excited to be able to put on one more hit show.