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Saving Persephone – Modern Greek style comedy

modern Greek style comedy

SAVING PERSEPHONE – MODERN GREEK STYLE COMEDY

When you’re the God of the Underworld, you certainly have to live up to expectations and Hades is not one to let reputations slide. The plan: reinvigorate his status, the pawn: his wife, Persephone, the execution style: well… the execution of life itself. Knowing that the earth cannot thrive with Persephone otherwise ‘engaged’ Hades’ plan is the seemingly perfect way to garner the respect he seems to have misplaced-err or rather lost along the way.

For in this two act comedy we see how easy it is for a god to be forgotten and well Hades cannot tolerate that now can he? And if it takes a village of Alseids, Dryads, Hesperides, Nereids, Oreads, Pleiades, hell – even Zeus himself, to save the day then so be it. Hades will be waiting, in the Underworld, of course.

If you alter your perspective, holding the goddess of vegetation hostage is just a bit of fun!

Author: Meghan van Lelyveld

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Modern play with classic Greek characters, modern Greek style comedy

Cast: Main Characters – 1 – M, 1 – F. Total cast large: 35 – at least 10 non speaking roles included which can potentially be cut.

Ages of the actors: Teens up

Suitable for: Teens up – ideal play for high school or community theatre

Length: 100 minutes

Set: The woods and the underworld. The set is often created by actors within the script which is quite interesting and lighting effects.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control

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Cost is $5.50 for this digital modern Greek style comedy

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Saving Persephone

Copyright © November 2017 Meghan van Lelyveld and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays with traditional Greek cast and characters:

Antigone – Greek Tragedy
Acrisius – modern classic Greek play
Thesius and Ariadne – modern classic Greek love story play

The Way Out – Two-Act Comedy about Escaping from the Loony Bin

two act comedy about escaping from the loony bin

THE WAY OUT – TWO-ACT COMEDY ABOUT ESCAPING FROM THE LOONY BIN

It could not get any worse. Not only was Steve committed to a sanatorium against his will and (cough) better judgement, he’d lost custody of his only daughter and his conniving wife Genia was
dead set on taking his fortune for herself. It seemed the odds were truly against him as the judge who had him committed (and re-committed) was less reasonable than most, the doctors and
therapists at the coo-coo place seemed hard of hearing and his own sanity was living on a prayer. It was clear to Steve; he would almost certainly rot in Westview Residence unless he did something…
and soon… and drastic! His only option: to put his faith in his fellow ‘prisoners’, create a flawless escape plan and hope the sun shone brightly on the ‘crazy ones’ at Westview.

And Steve’s worst nightmare became his wildest dream in this comedy about escaping from the loony bin!

Other plays by Brent Holland (Getting This Close – one act high school romantic comedy)

Author: Brent Holland

Genre: Two-act comedy

Type: Two-act play

Cast: 9M, 12F. The smaller parts like prison guards can most likely be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Older teen and adult

Suitable for: Teen and adults upward to perform and to watch

Length: Ninety minutes

Set: Three scenes – a coutroom, a doctor’s office and then the common room of Westview Residence common area, which has a television, sofa, chairs, a chessboard and other amenities.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a really fun well written script for both the actors and the cast to enjoy!

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Cost is $7 for this editor’s choice two-act comedy

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Way Out

Copyright © Brent Holland and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fun two-act comedies for you to enjoy:

Anniversaries – two-act comedy about a failing hotel
Don’t Say You’re Harry – two act farce about some jewel thieves. Called John Smith.
Hot Air- romantic comedy scripts