Radiation Level: 2000 Years Worth
Listening To: Bizness by Tune Yards
It started with a simple question: Do you know anything about mythology? Well, sure. Who doesn’t? Now I’m giving a presentation on Ancient Greece to 400 6th graders on Wednesday. Did I mention that Wednesday is my birthday? The whole thing sounded so daunting until I remembered I played Electra in my sketch comedy show Traditional Female Roles. Then it hit me – I can be Electra AGAIN! Wow, am I excited!
I dug through the closet and found the toga-style dress and the long black curly wig. The last time I played Electra was about 10 years ago. I was terrified the costume wouldn’t fit, but thank the gods, it did. My sketch was called At Home with Electra and featured a typical middle class family only, the wife/mother was Electra – a very mournful, intense, woeful, short-fused Electra. She is my favorite character I’ve ever played. A huge smile came over my face as I looked at myself in the mirror. But there’s no time to take a chariot ride down memory lane, I’ve got work to do. So, costume: check. Wig: check. 10 hand-made togas for kids to dress up in: check. Content for lecture? Better stop blogging and jump over to wikipedia…