It’s Greek mythology with many different overtones. It’s the myth of the gift of fire for mankind. And it all happens around the solar eclipse.

Stage III is in rehearsals for a production of Prometheus, an updated retelling of the Greek legend of the mythological god who stole fire from Mt. Olympus and gave it to mankind, and, paid the price for his theft.

Dr. William Conte, a theater instructor at Casper College, directs the production that will be one of a kind, to say the least.

As he explains in the video above, the play will be staged the weekends before, of and after the solar eclipse, but the August 21st performance will be unique. As the character of Prometheus is reaching for the fire to steal for mankind, the action will be timed to coincide with the totality of the solar eclipse.

Conte admits that sort of timing will require discipline and grueling rehearsal. But the result should be spectacular, with the special effects provided by nature.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Stage III at 307-234-0946.