Ten minutes long. Parts for 15-40 actors. Best suited for ages 7-14.
This ten-minute play tells the story of how Hercules defeated Hades and the Underworld. It’s told in 11 short scenes!
Excerpt from the play:
SCENE 1 – INTRODUCTION
Narrator: Long ago, in the faraway land of ancient Greece, there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes. And the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was Hercules and…
(The muses enter.)
Muse 1: Shut up. You are boring, old man. Girls!
Muse 2: This is not a tragedy, dude.
Muse 3: We’ll take it from here, darling.
Muse 4: Let’s tell the story girls.
Muse 5: Sit down.
All Muses: We are the Muses. We are going to tell you the story of Hercules.
SCENE 2 – HERCULES’ BAPTISM IN MOUNT OLYMPUS
Muses: One happy day in the town of Olympus little Hercules was born.
(Hera, Zeus and Pegasus enter.)
Hera: Hercules! He’s a beautiful baby, right Zeus?
Zeus: Oh, look at this, look how cute he is… and he is strong like his daddy.
Hera: We have a present for you! Pegasus.
Pegasus: I am Pegasus and I can fly.
(Hades enters, interrupting the celebration.)
Hades: How sentimental.
Zeus: Hello Hades. How are things in the underworld?
Hades: Well, they’re just fine, you know, a little dark and full of dead people. I would love to stay but I must go.
Muses: Hades, god of the underworld, has an evil plan…
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