Prometheus Unbound • A play of Greek proportions

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

Phoebe faithfully serves at the temple of Delphi. There, she has a vision of the Titan Prometheus, the advocate of humankind who gave us fire. As punishment for helping the humans, Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock and it is there that Prometheus is tortured daily. Prometheus calls Phoebe to free him, so she must gather a group of heroes for the task. Yet, doubt and opposition plague her from the start as she wonders whether she is now afflicted with madness, or whether she truly did receive a vision from a tortured, but loving god.

GENRES: Mythology, Fantasy, Spiritual, Drama, Comedy


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 14 with performers playing multiple roles (7 women, 7 men)
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours
  • SETS:
  • COSTUMES:
  • ORDER # 3309

REVIEWS

“Stewart has written an engaging play and made it more accessible than the Greek plays of my childhood.” Nan McCulloch, AML-List

“I particularly enjoyed the feminist aspects of the story, both implicit (four of six characters who go on a quest to rescue Prometheus are female) and explicit (the goddess Artemis explains that Pandora being duped into releasing evil into the world had nothing to do with her gender [which is, of course, a metaphorical defense of Eve]).”Ben Christensen, Front Row Reviewers

“Stewart has done an excellent job weaving together Greek myths into an absorbing Hero’s Quest… each character is given Stewart’s full attention… The dialogue is a perfect tone… It is also wonderfully witty, with tasteful comic relief to counterbalance the numerous serious themes.”Sarah-Lucy Hill, My Brave New World


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): SOON
  • The PRINT VERSION of PROMETHEUS UNBOUND is published by PROSPERO ARTS AND MEDIA and is available on Amazon
. A great way to peruse the entire script for $12.00 HERE

PRODUCTION/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 #3309a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3309d : $90
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3309e : $80
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  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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BILLING CREDITS

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

Prometheus Unbound

by
Mahonri Stewart

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:
PROMETHEUS UNBOUND is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

 


PRODUCTIONS

  • BYU Experimental Theatre Company, Provo, UT, 2008
  • Zion Theatre Company/Echo Theatre, Provo, Utah, 2013