Laodamiad

by  Chas LiBretto

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Part of the Collection Theater Masters' Take Ten Vol. 1.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

Additional Info

Laodamia is the first woman to be widowed by the War in Troy. To cope, she decides to carry on her marriage with a statue of her husband’s likeness. Can her father halt spiraling descent into madness before it’s too late? And what can he do about his nation’s grief? Based on fragments from Euripides’ lost play Protesilaos, Laodamiad explores love, war, and loss.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical, Ancient
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Yesterday or today. Ancient Thessaly or anywhere affected by war.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

2m, 1f
LAODAMIA - Female, 20's.
ACASTUS - Male, 50's to 60's.
PROTESILAOS - Male, 20's.
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Authors

Chas LiBretto

Chas LiBretto is a writer and performer based in New York. He is the co-founder of Psittacus Productions, a theatre company specializing in the collision of ancient and modern stories. His recent writing includes the Pulitzer nominated Cyclops: A Rock Opera (w/ Landon Marcus), the novel A True History, A Cure in the ...

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