ISBN: 978-1-60003-145-8
Type: Full Length
Genres: Drama, Classics
Themes: Classic Adaptations, Legends & Myths, Conflict
Duration: 65 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 4 males, 3-5 either (12-14 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: The classic play by Euripides gets a unique face-lift in this "act and a half" adaptation. The story is retold by a chorus of performers who "wake up," assemble the stage, perform the play, and then disassemble the set. Includes a unique prequel depicting the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts (with some memorable sight gags involving a "dragon" and a "How's my sailing?" bit.) The original tried and true plot is, of course, followed closely, though the typically choral commentary is expressed through the characters of the "White" and "Black" choruses, each of whom serves the dual function of observer and participant in the story. Features a simple set, flexible casting (outside the principals) and brisk pacing.
Northwest Guilford High School
Hutchinson High School
Hutchinson, MN
Harris Middle School
San Antonio, TX
Sickles High
Tampa, FL
"My students and I LOVED this show! We prepared it for our district middle school one act contest and it was great! It has some light humor mixed with the tragedy. Great for middle school."
By Kasey Korth - director - Harris Middle School
Opening scene. Bernard Harris Middle School, San Antonio, Texas (February 26th, 2015)
Harris Middle School, The cast with the playwright.
Harris Middle School
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