Persephone • TYA • World Tales

Adapted from the Greek Myth by Genevieve Aichele

Kidnapping. Heartbreak. Evil exacting a price. Sounds like the 5 o’clock news? Well, no — it is Ancient Greece and the battle by Hades, Lord of the Underworld, to retain that which he has stolen; the beautiful Persephone, daughter of Demeter, a Goddess. Humor abound as Gods and mortals choose sides in the battle. Told with a Chorus and Leader, the form is classic Greek theater… but with a modern twist!

Part of the TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SERIES


PLAY DETAILS:

  • TYA
  • 10 female, 7 male + 6-8 female chorus (Doubling to 7f 4m + chorus)
    • Aphrodite -F (cannot be doubled)
      Eros*
      Demeter -F (cannot be doubled)
      Persephone -F (cannot be doubled)
      Artemis –F (cannot be doubled)
      Athena**
      Hades -M (cannot be doubled)
      Zeus -M (cannot be doubled)
      Water Nymph**
      Old Woman**
      Abas*
      Metaneira**
      Son of Metaneira*
      Daughter of Metaneira**
      Hermes -M (cannot be doubled)
      Ascalaphus*
      Koryphaios (Chorus Leader) -F (cannot be doubled)
      Chorus (female, 6-8 persons)
  • Ancient Greek or Modern costumes
  • Various simple settings inside a Greek Theatre
  • About 30 minutes
  • ORDER #3137

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play:Persephone PERUSAL
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3137a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3137d : $20




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3137e : $20




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

Youth Repertory Company, New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH


BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Persephone
Adapted from Greek Mythology

by
Genevieve Aichele

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Persephone is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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