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:
CHARACTERS:

Narrator
Muses 1-5
Zeus
Hera
Pegasus
Hades
Skull
Pain
Panic
Fates
Clothos
Lachesis
Atropos
Alcmene
Amphitryon
People/Fans
Megara (Meg)
Philoctetes (Phil)

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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