The Gorgon Sisters by Laramie Dean - Theatrefolk

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The Gorgon Sisters

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The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

 About 50 minutes

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

8 M | 10 W | 1 Any Gender, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible

Simple set

 43 pages

Dramedy Classical Adaptation

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The story is everything to Stheno, the oldest gorgon sister. And this story is a big one, a hero’s quest. And not some lame quest like the one Perseus went on for a girl.

Stheno wants to bring her sister Medusa back to life. It’s impossible, and everyone tells her so - Hades, Heracles, Athena… but for someone like Stheno, the impossible just takes a little longer.

A fabulous take on these Ancient Greek characters with lots of casting flexibility and suggested cuts for one-act competitions.

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19 Characters
8 M, 10 W, 1 Any Gender, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible
Stheno [W] 252 lines
Pronounced “THEE-no.” A Gorgon on a mission
Medusa [W] 18 lines
Stheno’s baby sister. Dead. Appears in flashbacks as a little girl.
Euryale [W] 35 lines
Pronounced “Yuh-RY-uh-lay.” Stheno’s sister. Also a Gorgon.
Heracles [M] 48 lines
A hero. Big and strong. Talks like a surfer dude.
Orpheus [M] 56 lines
A washed up musician.
Eurydice [W] 3 lines
Pronounced “Yuh-RID-uh-see.” Orpheus’ dead girlfriend.
The Harpies [W]
Women with the bodies of birds.
Athena [W] 30 lines
The goddess of wisdom.
The Minotaur [A]
A man with the head of a bull.
Hades [M] 50 lines
Lord of the Dead and the Underworld.
Apollo [M]
God of light.
Demeter [W] 2 lines
Goddess of the harvest.
Artemis [W] 1 line
Goddess of the hunt. Carries a bow and arrows.
Ares [M] 2 lines
God of war.
Poseidon [M] 28 lines
God of the sea. He carries a trident.
Zeus [M] 1 line
Ruler of all the gods. Carries a lightning bolt
Hera [W] 2 lines
Queen of the gods.
Io [W] 2 lines
A mortal. One of Zeus’s girlfriends whom Hera eventually transforms into a cow.
Perseus [M] 1 line
A hero. Handsome and dashing. He carries a sword and a shield.
Creatures of the Underworld [A]
Various spirits, monsters, devils that inhabit the Underworld and do Hades’ bidding.

Prop List

Clay, Bow, Cow Head, Sword & Shield, Babushka, Doll, Broken Doll, Giant Bone, Lyre, Trident, Lightening Bolt, Other various props for each of the gods to represent their powers

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