Wego Drama presents 'Marvel Spotlight: Hammered! A Thor and Loki Play'

Wego Drama at Community High School begins their 2022-23 season on Aug. 19-20 with the all-ages production of "Marvel Spotlight: Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play."

Based on the characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, this play is a modern riff on the characters created 60 years ago.

This fun play focuses on the Norse gods as teenagers as they face the trials of school, family, and friendship.

It is the perfect kick-off to the Wego Drama season theme of "Discover Who You Are."

Thor needs to discover what is important to him as he prepares to be a future king.

Junior Alex Bradley, who plays Thor, says, "It is great to give my own take on this classic character."

Additionally, senior Elizabeth Hurly continues, "It is so much fun to watch this story take place. It is great to see these characters as high school students facing things that we face."

Finally, junior Mariah Varnado states, "If you love the comics or the Marvel movies, then you won't want to miss this take on the characters. It is funny and quite heart-warming."

The company of actors and crew for the show includes:

• From Carol Stream: Alex Durkin, Hailey Gutierrez, Sarah Larimer, Alysa Solomon and William Wenberg;

• From West Chicago: Mariana Acosta, Michael Angeles, Kenya Bahena, Jacob Benitez, Alex Bradley, Miranda Bucio, Wil Cooper, Chris Correa, Pamela Cruz, Danais Gomez-Garcia, Daniel Guevara, Annaliesa Herbst, Dinah Humphrey, Sentia Irakoze, Matthew Krysinski, Karidja Monjoro, Romina Pietanza, Baron Plumlee, Jocelyn Ramirez, Nick Risconosciuto, Vincent Ross, Ryley Salazar, Nancy Sanchez and Jason Wang;

• From Winfield: Ryan Blackburn, Bo Dragosh, Carolyn Fleming, Elizabeth Hurley, Avery Moffatt and Mariah Varnado.

Thor, portrayed by junior Alex Bradley, and Loki, played by Baron Plumlee of West Chicago, show their true sides. Wego Drama is putting on an-all ages production of "Marvel Spotlight: Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play. Courtesy of Wego Drama

Mark Begovich directs the Wego Drama production with technical direction by Christopher Jensen.

Tickets are now on sale at Tickets are $8 or $5 for students.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19-20, at West Chicago Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago.

"Marvel Spotlight: Hammered! A Thor and Loki Play" is written by Christian Borle. It is based on the Marvel Comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. It is produced through special arrangement with Concord Theatrical, New York, N.Y.

For more information, contact Mark Begovich at or visit

Community High School District 94 provides an outstanding educational experience for approximately 2,100 students in ninth to 12th grade at West Chicago Community High School. The school serves the communities of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield.

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