The Stars Align for a Presentation of "Argonautika" by La Salle College Preparatory Continuing at Portico's Art Space

November 9-11

Published : Monday, November 12, 2018 | 1:33 PM

Mary Zimmerman’s “Argonautika” continues November 9 through 11 for a limited engagement courtesy of La Salle College Prepartory Arts and Media Department. The Argonauts were a band of heroes in Greek mythology who in the years before the Trojan War accompanied Jason to Cochis in his quest to find the golden fleece. Their name comes from their ship, Argo, named after its builder, Argus. “Argonauts” literally means “Argo sailors.”

La Salle College Preporatory 16-year veteran, Dr. Jude Lucas, directs the cast and remarks, “We invite you to sail with us in Mary Zimmerman’s wonderful blend of comedy and drama. The students have really created something special.”

Four remaining performances are: Friday, November 9, 7 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and closing night is Sunday, November 10, at 5 p.m. For tickets and information, call hotline (626) 696-4415 or email Tickets are Adults: $17 and Students: $10 (any student, regardless of school or age). The performances will be held at Porticos Art Space, on the grounds of St. James Methodist Church, located at 2033 E. Washington Boulevard. Pasadena.

The cast of “Argonautika” includes La Salle College Preporatory students (in alphabetical order):
Emma Adams (Woman of Lemnos, Black River, and Bull), Briana Beddawi (Castor), Justin Chang (Asterion, Dymas), Sreya Chilukuri (Black Sea,Women of Lemnos, Harpies, Skeleton Soldiers, and Goddesses of the Desert), Cameron Coolidge (Pelias’s Son), Alyssa Cortes (Medea, Alcimede, Dryope, Woman of Lemos), Ben Damir (King Pelias, Polyphemus, Phineus, Apsyrtus), Sebastian deKansky (Aeson, Sea Monster), Grace Elia (Aphrodite, Singer, Skeleton Soldier, and Sea Monster), Maya Enrequez (Hera), James Fall (Idmon), Sara Fraser (Black River, Servant, Woman of Lemnos, Harpies, Skeleton Soldier, and Goddesses of the Desert), Daniella Gersh (Pollux), Joshua Ng (Meleager, Boreas), Evelyn Ogier (Tiphys), Amanda Paulak (Andromeda, Night Fury, Servant, Singer, Harpy, and Skeleton Soldier), Mia Pavon (Rumor, Harpie, Goddess of the desert), Drew Pickett (Hercules, Aeetes), Elijah Reyes (Jason), Lilly Sayenga (Atalanta, Second Woman of Lemnos, Goddess of the Desert, Singer, Skeleton Soldier, and Black Sea), Clayton Searcy (Cepheus, Amycus, Eros, and Styrus), Vincent Vazira (Uncle), and Kaiya Wilson (Athena).

The technical crew includes: Sarah Aguirre, Natalie Bahou, Connor Brown, Abbey Christopher, Jack Conlon, Kees Hood, Kate Mena, Katie Nuzzi, Ethan Stein, Evan Steinhoff, Jaden Steinhoff and Gianna Vazira and Malia Wilson (Director’s Assistant).

La Salle College Prepatory, located in Pasadena, is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics. Of particular importance is La Salle’s call to carry out the mission established by its founder, Saint John Baptist De La Salle, “to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor.” Lancer athletics, student life, visual and performing arts, honors and service societies, student clubs and organizations, and student television broadcasts and publications provide a healthy and warm community atmosphere for all La Salle students. Contact La Salle High School, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit
Art courtesy of La Salle College Prepatory / John Serembe

Adapted from the “The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts” by Gaius Valerius Flaccus. Translated by David R. Slavitt, Apollonius Rhodius. Translated by Peter Green.







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