The Happenstance quintet delves into Ancient Greek Mythology with guest artist Craig Jaster generating a live musical score. In a pared-down 1940’s aesthetic a chorus of workers assembles lightning bolts and mines the Underworld. Like Sisyphus they must endlessly repeat their tasks. With an ample smattering of amusement, the performers invoke the Muses, offer Sacrifice, suffer Hubris, consult Oracles, and meet Fate as they portray an array of mortals and Gods whose flaws reflect their own.
Featuring Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Alex Vernon and Craig Jaster
"The celestial theme of the show is tempered by graceful, clowning comedy of the Bill Irwin-David Shiner ilk that just charms, as well as an inventiveness that shows the infinite possibilities gifted performers can bring to a couple of ladders, white sheets and a flashlight."
- DC Theatre Scene
"They have combined their classic silent film stylings of physical comedy with classic Greek mythology and the results are a fantastical spectacle for the eyes and ears...it is a staged reminder that without risk, life is not worth the living. In this case the risk paid off, and this adventure of a show is worth every penny of admission."
- B.I.T.R. Sisters Blog