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The Gorgon Sisters

by Laramie Dean

Can Stheno bring her sister Medusa back to life?

Average Producer Rating:

 About 50 minutes

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


 18
9 M | 9 W, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible


Simple set


 43 pages

Reviews from Past Producers

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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Characters

 18
9 Men, 9 Women, 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 [M]
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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The Gorgon Sisters
by Laramie Dean

 About 50 minutes

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


 18
9 M | 9 W, plus Harpies and Creatures, doubling possible


Simple set


 43 pages

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