Faux-Real Theatre Company's Jason and the Argonauts, which we enjoyed seeing during its SummerStage premiere one night in late August in East River Park.
The Argonautica, not an example of Greek drama but an epic poem,
Heracles, too, played (among other roles) by Ara Morton, seems unheroic, and the funny thing is, it's in the text: he's bedazzled by his bubble-headed boytoy Hylas (a very funny Gökçen Gökçebağ) and often seems overwhelmed by events. This befuddled Heracles blusters and blunders, and his kids'-toy giant plastic hammer pretty much encapsulates his character.
Seven Against Thebes, the Faux-Real performers liven the narrative by constantly handing off the text; sometimes they recite as a group or chorus; sometimes alone; sometimes in pairs.