Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles

Recap: Argonautika at A Noise Within

By Phyllis Michaels ’71

On March 24 a small group of SPWLA members and friends met at A Noise Within theater in Pasadena for our annual theater outing.  We saw a production of Argonautika, based on the Greek story of Jason and the Argonauts.   This was Jason and the Argonauts as you would never have imagined it.  The exciting show was narrated by two goddesses:  Hera – the imperious, mature goddess; Athena –sympathetic to mankind and its foibles, working to protect Jason and his crew on their perilous journey.  The show combined a variety of choral and instrumental music, puppets, aerial work and special effects. These all created a magical, highly dramatic and enjoyable production which brought the ancient story to life in a modern way.

We met in the Founders Balcony before the show for a meet and greet then enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour with Michael Bateman, the managing director and Stanford alumnus.  After the show we returned to the balcony to chat about the show and enjoy some refreshments.   Thank you to A Noise Within for hosting another wonderful production and welcoming our SPWLA group with warm hospitality.