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The Exile and the Onion Girl

The Exile and the Onion Girl

adapted by Lindsay Price from Aeschylus' The Libation Bearers

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.

Drama Character Study Choral Work Classical Adaptation Movement-based
About 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
10 Characters
4 M | 6 F, Plus Domestics (chorus)
Simple set
33 pages

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