CLAS 103: Greek Mythology
Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
06/06/2023 - 10/06/2023
WRITER: VINCENT ANDREW-SCAMMELL
PRODUCER: MADISON CRONIN
Vincent Andrew-Scammell presents
Professor Ross Jacob Livingston presenting
CLAS 103: Greek Mythology
A LECTURE FROM WORLD RENOWNED PHILOSOPHER AND LECTURER. IT’S CHAOS.
Sick & tired of the mundanity of his usual lectures, Professor Ross Jacob Livingston has decided that it’s time to take the Greeks back to where they were best: Theatre.
But to play with the Gods is to also play with Livingston’s past. And he may just find out that these epic tales he lovingly tells, may be closer to home than he realises. This lecture-gone-wrong promises an evening filled with laughter, mishaps, and heartfelt revelations as we unveil a chaotic journey into Greek Mythology and the struggles of a father-son relationship.
The story kicks off with Prof. Livingston attempting to captivate his students with his unique insights into the ancient tales of gods and heroes. However, amidst his bumbling and hilarious mishaps, the audience quickly realises that this lecture is spiralling out of control. As fate would have it, our dear Professor has a penchant for disastrous public speaking. Not ideal in this line of work. As the performance unfolds, we also see how his unforgettably strained relationship with his father really doesn’t help the situation.
Audiences will find themselves both laughing and empathising with Prof. Livingston as he stumbles through the lecture, desperately trying to salvage the situation while battling his own personal demons. Through witty banter, physical comedy, and heartwarming moments, CLAS 103: Greek Mythology offers a unique blend of hilarity and introspection, exploring themes of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the universal complexities of family relationships. The underlying tension provides a poignant and touching backdrop to the show in its ensuing chaos
The bonus? You’ll actually learn something. Whether that learning is useful information or not, you’ll have to come and see to decide for yourself. After all, C’s get degrees, and it’s just history, right?
Not to be missed by new and veteran theatre audiences, this show combines laughter and vulnerability to create an unforgettable theatrical experience that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart.
Basement Theatre, Auckland
6 – 10 June 2023
CO-DIRECTORS: LUCY DAWBER & VINCENT ANDREW-SCAMMELL
PERFORMER: DR. ROSS JACOB LIVINGSTON
TECHNICIAN: ELIZABETH FRISCHLING