Review: LHHS Theatre Department flies through Greek mythology in exciting fall play
By: Brendan Meeker | Published: October 11, 2019
The Lake Highlands Theatre Department raced against the clock last week in their performance of “The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less.”
The performances were well-attended every night the show ran. On opening night, the actors finished the show with five minutes and 23 seconds to spare. The actors did a great job portraying the pantheon of Greek Gods. The cast was a diverse group coming from all different corners of the school. For some of the actors, like senior Noah Holcomb, it was their first time in a Lake Highlands High School production.
Holcomb, who played Hades and Priam, enjoyed “the entire experience” his first time on the stage. The senior actor went on to say that this experience was the “best thing ever” and that he had not experienced “something like this since sixth grade choir.” Holcomb hopes to be casted in the theatre department’s winter musical “Crazy About You.”
I was also impressed by veteran actor, Marquis Fomby, who starred as Zeus. It was his third role in the Lake Highlands Theatre Department. His commanding presence on the stage contributed to the stellar show. His chemistry with the other actors was golden.
The tech department did a magnificent job creating a Greek atmosphere with the sound, lighting, set, makeup, and costuming. The transitions were seamless and well-rehearsed. The stage managers also did a great job of keeping the show running smoothly.
Finally, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Huff, Ms. Kane, Mr. Crews, and the entire cast and crew on the great show they pulled off.