Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play rumbles its way into WEGO theater


Photo by Ellie Hurley

WeGo Drama cast members during dress rehearsal on August 18.

By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor

WeGo Drama’s new and entertaining play, Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play, is coming to West Chicago Community High School’s Weyrauch Auditorium August 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m.

WeGo Drama juniors Alex Bradley and Baron Plumlee assume the leads in this Marvel comedy. (Photo by Mark Begovich)

Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play is a Marvel-based production written by Broadway actor Christian Borle, published in 2019. It follows 2 brothers under various kinds of pressure as they navigate brotherhood, friendships, and life. 

The play follows Norse gods Thor (junior Alex Bradley) and Loki (junior Baron Plumlee) as they both deal with the death of their father in different ways: while Thor acts out, Loki turns to mischief. Many viewers will be familiar with the two characters, who are played by actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston on the big screen.

Bradley said, “It is great to give my own take on this classic character.” 

The show is several months in the making. Over the summer, WeGo Drama students worked tirelessly to produce this Marvel play. Auditions for the production were held in May, and subsequent practices extended from June and August. The play, held during the first week of school, arrives on the heels of last year’s successful drama season and showcases the troupe’s theatrical talent.

“We worked really hard on the show, it’s fun and exciting. I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” said sophomore Miranda Bucio, who plays Frigg. 

The cast rehearsing prior to tonight’s show. From left to right: Danais Gomez-Garcia, Daniel Guevara, Miranda Bucio, Dinah Humphrey, Bo Dragosh. (Photo by Ellie Hurley)

Like last year’s Squirrel Girl Goes to College, Hammered is a short comedic play offered by Concord Theatricals. Although it features classic Marvel characters, the storyline follows a different plot than the films, though often with the same aesthetic seen within the movies. 

Sophomore Mariah Varnado, who plays Jane, said, “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.” 

Director Mark Begovich said, “Bringing such well-known characters to life makes this play special.  It is a fun show that allows us to make the comic book pop off the page and onto the stage.”

All new and returning students, as well as community members, are invited to join WeGo Drama as they kick off the new year with a comedy. Tickets are on sale now online or available at the door, and range from $5 for WEGO students to $8 for community members.