THE LIGHTNING THIEF Premiers @ Silas Wood

Percy, center in photo played by Troy Iwata, has to decide if he wants to leave Camp Half Blood and return to his mom, or stay and slay more monsters with his friends.
Percy, center in photo played by Troy Iwata, has to decide if he wants to leave Camp Half Blood and return to his mom, or stay and slay more monsters with his friends.

Silas Wood’s 6th-graders were treated to a fantastic play on Friday afternoon. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, THE LIGHTNING THIEF is the story of Percy, a 12-year-old boy who journeys into a world of mythological monsters and Greek Gods as he struggles with dyslexia and ADHD -- as well as coming to terms with a father he has never known -- while solving the mystery of Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.

“Things that make you different, things that make you special, are things that make you strong... so be strong,” said Percy’s mother before his adventure began. Students were delighted as they traveled on a fantastic journey, complete with Greek Gods and their children from Camp Half Blood (Percy’s dad is Poseidon), and a couple of mythological monsters who may keep a few of us up at night.

Thank you PTA Cultural Arts for bringing to South Huntington, Theatre Works USA touring company's premier showing of their successful stage version of THE LIGHTNING THIEF.

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