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Theseus and Ariadne – Modern Classic Greek plays

THESEUS AND ARIADNE – Modern Classic Greek Drama Plays

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According to myth, King Minos sent his son, Androgeos to the Games in Athens. Androgeos was highly successful and incurred the jealousy of criminal gangs who watched the games. He was murdered by them.
In his anger, Minos demanded that the criminals be handed over. The Athenians did not know the identity of the culprits and instead gave up their City.
From that time onwards, Minos ordered that seven boys and seven girls be sent to Crete each year. They would be fed to the Minotaur.
Many years later, Theseus travels to Crete and makes his way inside the labyrinth. He is successful in defeating the Minotaur. Our story begins here…

Author: Jethro Dykes

Genre: Classic Greek Plays, Drama

Type: Four act play, 4 act play

Number of Actors: 18-28 10-18M, 9F

Ages of the actors: Adult to old age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Various scenes from a road to Athens to a court to the underworld

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – keeping the style of the Greek play with a modern script

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Cost is $6

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Copyright May 2014 Jethro Dykes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other classic style plays:

The Scepter has departed – play about Isreal in world war 2
Return to Vardia – three act adventure for a large cast
The Faun – fictional drama about Michaelangelo

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A House Divided – a civil war play in four acts

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A HOUSE DIVIDED – A CIVIL WAR PLAY IN FOUR ACTS

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This period drama in four acts is set around the time of the American Civil War. It looks at the lives of ordinary Americans, as well as that of the President and his wife. It examines how the war affected everyone, from the common soldier, the President and his family, to the Sioux Indians and Negroes now fighting in the war that was meant to free them.  And although many people were crying out for an end to the war, it continued to its inevitable conclusion. For once events were set in motion, it became as impossible to stop, as it was possible to justify.

Author:  Sterling Cullipher

Genre: Period drama, civil war play

Type: Four act play

Length: Two hours

Level of Difficulty:  8/10 – the Old English can be challenging for some actors and audiences

Number of actors:Twenty Nine (29) 18M,  11F

Ages of  actors: All Teen to old age

Set: Various –  A few offices, a bedroom, a hospital and a field.

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Copyright June 2013 Sterling Cullipher Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Taylor – four act play about loss of a spouse

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TAYLOR – A FOUR ACT PLAY ABOUT LOSS OF A SPOUSE

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‘Taylor’ is a drama play in four acts that deals with the metaphysical journey of a writer after he has lost his wife and is dealing with raising his young daughter as a single parent. In this four act play about loss, he also has to learn to allow himself to love again. This is a beautiful story about letting go of the past in order to move towards the future.

Author: Raymond Hobson

Genre: Drama

Type: Four act Play about loss

Suitable for:  PG 10 – language at one point

Length: Full length play up to two hours with scene changes

Number of Actors: Eight, 8,  3M, 4F

Ages of actors:  1 F child,  2 middle aged F, 2 middle aged M, 1 older F, 1 older M,  1M any age

Set:  Various – an office, a restaurant, a church

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – getting the audience to identify with the actors

The author will allow workshopping of the play.

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Cost is $7

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Copyright 2013 Raymond Hobson Off The Wall Plays