Prometheus Shrugs

10-MINUTE: The eagle charged with eating Prometheus’s liver each day is growing weary of the routine. But when Heracles shows up to free the titan, the two unlikely friends are forced to decide whether to take a risk on a new life or stick with what they know.
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Prometheus Shrugs

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    9 Apr. 2019
    A playful take on the Greek myth of Prometheus that surprisingly speaks to us today about friendship. It makes you think about the beauty of predictability and routines of friendship. This would be a hit at any festival on myths (esp Greek myths) or any comedy showcase. This is a perfect comedy with the liveliness of a David Ives short play. The hugging in this play -- it's so sweet!!! This would be a fun, challenging play for beginning design and costume designers in high school and college.
  • Bryan Stubbles:
    30 Mar. 2019
    An ancient Greek myth with all of today's sensibilities. Some very funny lines in this along with commentary about friendship. Bavoso does it again.
  • Ryan Bultrowicz:
    30 Mar. 2019
    This play is loaded with wit! Such a creative idea, I never even considered the poor bird who Zeus had also inadvertently condemned and it’s relationship with Prometheus. A uniquely endearing show that is so easy to imagine playing out on stage.

Character Information

  • Prometheus
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender identity
    A titan. Easygoing and gregarious.
  • Heracles
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender identity
    A hero. Entirely too enthusiastic.
  • Eagle
    Any age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any gender identity
    An eagle. Over it.

Development History

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    Orange County Arts Council
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    2019