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Synopsis

Alcestis presents the story of the wife of Admetus, who -- according to Greek mythology --sacrificed her own life in order to bring her husband back from the dead. The King of Pherae in Thessaly, Admetus, marries Alcestis, the daughter of Pelias, King of Iolcus. On their wedding day, Admetus offends the goddess Artemis, and is, thus, condemned to an early death. Apollo, indebted to Admetus, intervenes, extracting a promise from the Fates that at the appointed time of death, they will accept a willing substitute in Admetus's place. With no one else willing to sacrifice themselves on Admits' behalf, Alcestis prepares to give up her life for her the man she has just recently married. Luckily, Heracles shows up just in time to wrestle with Death, defeating him and, allowing the Alcestis and Admetus to live happily ever after.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
1 Act
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

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