Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

The Exile and the Onion Girl

Recommended for High Schools

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

Drama Character Study Choral Work Classical Adaptation Movement-based
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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.

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