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Circus Olympus

Circus Olympus

by Lindsay Price

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.

Comedy Classical Adaptation Movement-based

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 70 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
15 Characters
6 M | 9 W, Easily Expandable
Simple Set
63 pages
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Praise for Circus Olympus

Catherine Grootenboer
St Columba Anglican School
The kids had a great time and it was fun for audience and the staff.
Steve Black
Melrose Veteran's Memorial Middle School
This play was perfect because there were so many parts. Also a great way to teach people about Greek Myths.
Martha Hearn Kelly
Hand Middle School
The students loved doing this show! We had a lot of fun finding ways to incorporate their own "circus" skills into our production. We performed this with our 6th grade drama students, and the one act version was perfect. Plenty of parts for everyone!

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