Wego Drama at Community High School begins their 2022-2023 Season with the all age’s production of Marvel Spotlight: Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play. Based on the characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, this play is a modern riff on the characters created sixty years ago. This fun play focuses on the Norse Gods as teenagers as they face the trials of school, family, and friendship. It is the perfect kick-off to the Wego Drama season theme of “Discover Who You Are.” Thor needs to discover what is important to him as he prepares to be a future king.
Junior Alex Bradley, who plays Thor states, “It is great to give my own take on this classic character.” Additionally, senior Elizabeth Hurly continues, “It is so much fun to watch this story take place. It is great to see these characters as high school students facing things that we face.” Finally, Junior Mariah Varnado states, “If you love the comics or the Marvel movies, then you won’t want to miss this take on the characters. It is funny and quite heart-warming.”
The company of actors and crew for the show includes from Carol Stream: Alex Durkin, Hailey Gutierrez, Sarah Larimer, Alysa Solomon, and William Wenberg; from West Chicago: Mariana Acosta, Michael Angeles, Kenya Bahena, Jacob Benitez, Alex Bradley, Miranda Bucio, Wil Cooper, Chris Correa, Pamela Cruz, Danais Gomez-Garcia, Daniel Guevara, Annaliesa Herbst, Dinah Humphrey, Sentia Irakoze, Matthew Krysinski, Karidja Monjoro, Romina Pietanza, Baron Plumlee, Jocelyn Ramirez, Nick Risconosciuto, Vincent Ross, Ryley Salazar, Nancy Sanchez, and Jason Wang; and from Winfield: Ryan Blackburn, Bo Dragosh, Carolyn Fleming, Elizabeth Hurley, Avery Moffatt, Mariah Varnado.
Mark Begovich directs the Wego Drama production. Technical Direction is by Christopher Jensen.
Tickets are now on-sale at www.wegotheatre.com. Tickets are $5 and adults are $8. Performances are August 19 and 20 at 7pm. All performances are at West Chicago Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago IL 60185.
Marvel Spotlight: Hammered! A Thor and Loki Play is written by Christian Borle. It is based on the Marvel Comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Marvel Spotlight: Hammered! A Thor and Loki Play is produced through special arrangement with Concord Theatrical, New York, NY.