Sisyphus's Interview (A One-Minute Play)

Sisyphus arrives in Hades/Hell and gets career counseling from Minos.
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Sisyphus's Interview (A One-Minute Play)

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  • Claudia Haas:
    2 Feb. 2023
    Writer’s block is finally explained. The “day job” is clear. As it turns out, writers are between a rock and a hard place. Marcia Eppich-Harris explains it all to you. Well done.
  • Scott Sickles:
    30 Jan. 2023
    Not every origin story begins with a radioactive spider or exploding planet. In fact, most begin just like this: with passions quelled and a dream deferred.

    This is the story of an artist who refuses to sell out.

    One can certainly respect Sisyphus’s integrity. Why devote his talents to the establishment when he can live an honorable life where livelihood doesn’t compromise creativity? Alas, sometimes one’s ideals aren’t always ideal.

    It’s a fun piece with great rhythms and jaunty roles. But don’t dismiss it as a sketch. It has much more to say.
  • Charles Scott Jones:
    28 Sep. 2022
    Who hasn’t felt for Sisyphus on one of those days of futile repetition? SISYPHUS’S INTERVIEW - his career placement talk in Hell - is a hilarious nugget of satire. Don’t want to spoil things by revealing all that moved me up and down the hill, but this is erudite (Malebolge translated from Italian means “evil ditches”)and great fun!

Character Information

  • Sisyphus
  • Minos

Production History

  • Community Theater
    Stage Left