By Roy Jacobs
What is Game of Thrones (GOT), and why is it so popular? GOT is a popular HBO television series adaptation based on a political and fantasy book series, A Song of Ice & Fire, by George R. R. Martin. While a common theme in fantasy books is the battle between good and evil, all is not black and white in GOT. Martin allows the audience to view the characters from their prospective, allowing the villains to tell their side of the story which now becomes grayer, not quite pure, and not quite evil. Some people find GOT a boring show with too many characters and details to remember. They are amazed to learn that GOT is one of the most watched shows in American History. Sorry Big Brother and Omarosa, you’re Fired!
Some folks, on the other hand, LOVE GOT, but have learned to get too attached to a character, because they end up, well, very dead. It is not a family show since all vices are covered an adult scene takes place in almost every episode. For some folks, those are the highlights of the show and, well, the only reason they watch GOT.
On Monday, March 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., fans of the most talked about show on television, Game of Thrones, can get their fantasy fix live, on stage as Leach Theatre presents MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody of Ice and Fire. This musical parody brings your most beloved and hated characters to life in a journey through all six seasons. The audience can sing and dance along with Daenerys and her dragons, Tyrion, Joffrey, and all the jolly members of the Lannister and Stark families. For tickets, call 573-341-4219 or go to leachtheatre.mst.edu. *This show contains adult themes and language.
Art Matters is a weekly column sponsored by Leach Theatre, a division of Student Affairs, on the campus of Missouri S&T, and produced by Emily Brickler, Managing Director of the theatre and ten-year veteran teacher with a Masters of Art in Teaching from Webster University.