The Ruins

Play

New Work
Writers: Rebecca Cox

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Drama, Fairy Tale/Fantasy, Horror
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
Present, Fantasy
Cast Size
medium
Ideal for
College/University, Large Cast, Mature Audiences
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

Medusa has lost her head, and her serpents are hunting through the ancient Greek ruins for a new host. So themed is The Ruins haunted house, where Luna is a make-up artist. As the Minotaur, the Siren, the Cyclops and a host of mythological beasts take their places for opening night, Luna is thrust into a dark world where her monsters are all too real. Can she survive The Ruins? Written in two acts, this piece is intended to play in the house amid the audience, as well as onstage. The Ruins contains adult themes, with a running-time of approximately 90 minutes.

** This piece is designed for flexible casting to accommodate as few as 8 actors or as many as 20+. For smaller casts, roles may be combined as follows, allowing one actor to play multiple characters:

BRIAN/ CENTAUR 3/STATUE

DAVEY/LARRY/CENTAUR 2

OPAL/EMPUSA/MOM/THE WOLF

EVAN/CENTAUR 1

JACKIE/THE HARPY

Lead Characters