Jason (Chris Jowers) and Medea (Natalie Jones) meet for the first time.
In anticipation of this weekend's performance, here's one more blog from our Argonautica cast. This one comes from Chris Jowers, who plays Jason himself.
I have been a fan of Greek mythology ever since I was a kid. Epic heroes fighting horrific monsters? What’s not to love? As a kid, I spent countless hours in my backyard battling imaginary skeletal warriors, dragons, and evil soldiers. Who knew all those hours of swinging a stick around my head and slashing at thin air would finally pay off?
I have to say one of my favorite experiences in this production, besides befriending some of the most talented folks I have ever met, has been recreating the various battles of the Argonauts and the trials of Jason against the monsters of legend on stage. I don’t want to give anything away, but you will hear monsters of myth come to life on stage with uncanny skill. Bob has done a great job putting the elements together to make our monsters breathe. Not only does this cast have amazing vocal skill, but using everyday objects they bring these creatures to life.
When you hear this production, I am certain you will be transported back to a place in your childhood when you easily pretend yourself into a world of heroes, monsters, and magic. Come to the show and you will witness a group of talented actors and musicians having a great time bringing a legend to life. It is not something you will want to miss.
Oh, and Jyo? Jason would dance circles around Aeetes. Any place, any time. ;)