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The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.

 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 10
4 M | 6 W, Plus Domestics (chorus)


Simple set


 33 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Exile and the Onion Girl can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

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No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

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Ore has been exiled for 10 years, working as a goat herder. Onee has been banished to the kitchen – 10 years is a long time to cut onions. Their mother murdered their father and it's time to avenge his death.

Who cares if all Onee wants is her mother's love? Who cares if Ore can't remember what his father sounds like?

In Argos, it's an eye for an eye, blood for blood, and watch what you say in front of the Domestics. They're always watching, always listening. But blood is very complicated. And more blood doesn't necessarily solve problems.

A vividly modern adaptation of Aeschylus' play The Libation Bearers.


Characters

 10
4 Men, 6 Women, Plus Domestics (chorus)

KING IS [M]
18 lines
Ruler of the Kingdom of Argos
QUEEN NESS [W]
49 lines
Married to King Is, previously married to King He-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named
ORE [M]
84 lines
17. Son to Ness, brother to Onee, sent away 10 years previously to Phocis. One Monologue.
ONEE [W]
75 lines
16. Daughter to Ness, sister to Ore (sometimes called Ellie). One Monologue.
TY [M]
12 lines
Aide to King Is. One Monologue.
KAY [W]
19 lines
Aide to Queen Ness
LADES [M]
44 lines
Friend to Ore, foreigner from Phocis who doesn’t understand Argos ways
HESTER [W]
20 lines
Head Chef, Sister to Hesper
HESPER [W]
34 lines
Head Housekeeper, Sister to Hester
EM [W]
15 lines
Scullery Maid - From Delphi. One Monologue.

THE DOMESTICS


Barbara, Dexter, Kyle, Boris,Percy, Josie, Scarlet, Blair, John
37 lines
Butlers and Maids; always in sight but often ignored. Chorus.


Prop List

Empty bag, armful of provisions, red ribbons, Props for Domestics (brooms, dusting tools, laundry to fold), clipboard, bowl of onions, empty bowl, knife, aprons, butcher’s block, bottle of water, carafe of oil, jug, dagger


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 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 10
4 M | 6 W, Plus Domestics (chorus)


Simple set


 33 pages

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