PANDORA SHAKES THINGS UP: A Myth Inverse

A Greek myth re-written in verse, inverse, and set in an abstinence-only high school.
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PANDORA SHAKES THINGS UP: A Myth Inverse

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  • Annie Considine:
    10 Apr. 2020
    Hilarious and so clever! Amazing wordplay.
  • Andy Reynolds:
    3 Feb. 2018
    Smart, funny, slyly subversive - and written completely in verse. What could be better?

Character Information

  • Janitor
    Adult,
    Any race
    ,
    Any
    Custodian.
    Classically blue-collar, empathetic, wise, and regal.
  • Pandora
    Teenager,
    Any race
    ,
    Female-identifying
    A curious girl.
    Ideally, played by someone who is not a "traditional ingenue."
  • Ares
    Teenager,
    Any race
    ,
    Male Identifying
    A jock.
    If Ares is cast as a person of color, it is imperative that one or more of the following characters also be played by POC: Janitor, Pandora, Epimetheus.
  • Loudspeaker
    Adult,
    Any race
    ,
    Any
    The school PA System.
  • Teacher
    Adult,
    Any race
    ,
    Female-identifying
    A teacher.
  • Epimetheus
    Teenager,
    Any race
    ,
    Any
    A kid with hindsight.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Twisted Classics Festival, Method & Madness Theatre Co.
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Twisted Classics Festival, Method & Madness Theatre Co.
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Radius Festival, Berkshire Playwrights Lab
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Shakespeare & Company Fringe Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Berkshire Playwrights Lab Writers' Group
    ,
    2017

Awards

Finalist
,
Twisted Classics Festival
,
Method and Madness Theatre Co.
,
2019
Finalist
,
Radius New Play Festival
,
Berkshire Playwrights Lab
,
2018