‘Gods of Comedy’ hits the stage

Special to the PRESS

Audiences sometimes go to the theatre for deep thoughts, tragic pathos, or social commentary, and sometimes fun and laughter. “Gods of Comedy” by Ken Ludwig is a play that delivers the latter.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19, 2022, El Paseo Arts brings this comedic confection to the stage at the South Padre Island Convention Center. It’s a great way to celebrate spring and kick off the summer with laughter, magic, and adventure according to the foundation.

The plot of “Gods of Comedy” takes audiences on a romp through academia, Greek Mythology, and personal empowerment.

Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars.

But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, “Save me, gods of ancient Greece!”…and the gods actually appear! Except the gods who appear are Dionysus, god of wine, revelry and theatre, and Thalia, the muse of comedy.

Their assignment from Zeus: give Daphne an adventure and a happy ending. The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.

The talented cast includes Danny Dollar in the dual roles of Aristride, a Greek peddler who sells souvenirs to tourists and Aleksi, the janitor who caused some of the mayhem. Andrea Wright is Daphne, the workaholic college, classics professor who discovers romance.

Ayssa Limon plays Dean Tricket, and Pete Smith is Ralph, the new classics professors who has discovered a “long lost” play by the Greek tragedian, Euripides and who finds the play is lost again. Alexa Ocean Ray makes her El Paseo Arts debut as Zoe/Brooklyn, a beautiful movie star.

Dalton Swink plays the raucous Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, revelry and theatre; and Erika Hughston is his partner Thalia, the muse of comedy. Finally, Ares, the Greed god of war is played by Chuck Hofmeister.

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