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Olympus On My Mind
October 13, 1988
Olympus On My Mind was performed by the Dodge City Boot Hill Museum Repertory Company from October 13-29, 1988. The play is a musical with book & lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Grant Sturiale and is based on the play “Amphitryon” by Heinrich Von Kleist. This musical comedy spoof about the mythical god Jupiter relates the story of his transformation from a “wild and crazy god” into a deity of love and compassion. The setting is ancient Greece in the city of Thebes. The Chorus introduces itself with “Welcome to Greece” and Jupiter arrives, weary of life on Mount Olympus, and determined to have an affair with a beautiful mortal woman, the virtuous Alcmene, wife of General Amphitryon who has been away fighting the Spartans. Jupiter, with some help from his son Mercury, disguises himself as Amphitryon and has a romantic involvement with Alcmene. The following day, Amphitryon returns, singing of what a wonderful welcome he is expecting from his wife. When she does see him, the confusion begins.
(Cast: Kelly Carroll, Sara McFarland, KC Trauer, Deana Reimer, Ken Dean, Karen Carroll, Roger Maas, Jim Johnson, Greg Smith, Jill Austen, Jana Ross, Amy Reinert).