BY ZEUS! OLYMPUS' NEXT TOP HERO
Type: One Act
Genres: Comedy, Classics
Themes: Legends & Myths, Classic Adaptations
Duration: 35 minutes
Speaking Cast: 11-22 females, 3-4 males, 0-5 either (14-31 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-10 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Various ancient Greek heroes and heroines compete on the reality show Olympus’ Next Top Hero. Hosted by sun god Apollo, stage managed by goddess of wisdom Athena, and judged by huntress Artemis, lord of the dead Hades, and queen of the gods Hera, mortals and immortals alike compete to be Olympus’ Next Top Hero! The judges don’t really believe that Perseus has the head of Medusa in his sack and he can’t vindicate himself without turning the entire audience to stone. The Furies scare away hero Theseus. Hercules has little time to discuss his Heroic deeds as he is chased by his adoring fans. The Muses think that they should win, because what could be more heroic than inspiring the arts? In the end, it seems that perhaps the stage manager, goddess of wisdom, Athena, might be the unsung hero behind every great Greek hero.
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