COSTA MESA — Sixth-grade student Diana Goodling portrayed the story of one of the most hideous characters in Ancient Greek history in a way that was not only cute, but made the audience laugh.
The 11-year-old acted as the title character in a short play about Medusa, a Gorgon with snakes for hair and the ability to turn onlookers to stone, in a student-made production that mixed in lines that would have done "Clueless" proud.
"I'm so pretty that when you look at me you'll fall in love with me, like, for sure," Diana said, acting as Medusa.
At Sonora Elementary School on Friday afternoon, students in Debra Muniz's class put on several short plays they wrote, memorized and acted. They were based on the Greek myths they were assigned to, and were the culmination of their studies of Ancient Greece.
The activity allows the integration of the arts, literature and history into one activity — and the students seem to really love it, Muniz said.