The circus has come to town! Well… sort of. There's no elephant on a bicycle but there are the Greek Geeks and have they got a story or two to tell. More specifically, a myth or two: Pandora's Box, Persephone and the Underworld, King Midas, Athena and Arachne, and don't forget the Mythapalooza Slam Jam!
A gleeful celebration with excellent large cast expansion and parts for all abilities. Circus elements are optional and are suggested for each myth.
THREE different lengths are included: Two Acts, One Act, or a 20 minute Competition Piece.
Average Producer Rating:
Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
Have your actors research the original Greek myths that each of these stories is based on. It will act as a great discussion point for the entire cast - what are the similarities and differences between the source material and the theatrical adaptations? How are the myths brought to life? What’s the difference between showing a story and telling a story? Ask students this very question - why is it important to “show” and not “tell” a story in a production? This will be something you can come back to time and time again throughout rehearsasl. Remind students they must show their story and not merely stand and tell it. Always think about the visuals!
A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!