Pay Your Ferryman

Charon, the ferryman of Hades, is in desperate need of a break. You just happen to be next in line for passage into the Afterlife. Your afterlife, to be exact. This is a solo performance piece that uses the lens of the Ancient Greeks to consider the hardships of essential work. How you choose to compensate Charon for your own passage will determine where you end up.
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Pay Your Ferryman

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  • Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn:
    5 Aug. 2022
    There are so many ways and places this piece can be performed and the open possibilities are what make it so intriguing and inspiring. A beautiful story is told by the Ferryman, but at the end, the choice the audience makes opens up to what story is next for them. My creative mind is whirling and I am so excited this piece was able to jump start it. I too, have opened my eyes and seen Elysium!
  • Alli Hartley-Kong:
    6 Feb. 2022
    I had the pleasure of seeing this play performed in the Apollo Civic Theatre Staged Reading series this week, and recommend it. What a clever way to do participatory theatre. Choose your own adventure was a great and captivating technique to build tension into this one-character play. This would be a great short piece for a monologue festival or a theatre seeking a one-character play, but with a twist.
  • Samantha Marchant:
    11 Feb. 2021
    I love this! Equating Charon to an essential worker is so clever. The 'choose your own adventure' elements are well done. The world and character are built vividly so quickly. Would love to experience this in performance.

Character Information

  • Charon
    The ferryman of Hades.

Development History

  • Reading
    The Apollo Civic Theatre

Production History

  • Professional
    Alleyway Theatre
  • Fringe
    Philadelphia Fringe Festival: We're Here Because You Are (storybook gallery)