Inspired by a Greek myth (Demeter/Persephone/Hades and the origin of the seasons), the musical explores the crux of an ancient myth and re-conceives it for our
In it, the daughter — well protected by her single mother — yearns for a bigger world and to know herself. She’s drawn into a plan, but it takes her to a dark place she doesn’t want to go.
While there the forces of mother and would-be husband vie for her devotion, but she’s on a different journey, one that may have big implications for the existing world order.
Persephone and Hades
“. . . Musical magic and Greek Mythology reimagined . . . brilliant writing and lyrics and fresh, moving music . . . the whole package delights.”
“. . . Entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring . . . an ancient story reprised to offer a fresh Invitation to personal and cultural transformation . . . “
“ . . . Witty, delightful and beautiful. Shares the story of the Greek gods and shows that their dilemmas are very human . . .”
“. . . The story is classic with a twist . . . original music is lovely and fun from instrumental opening to the beautiful songs, duets, large creative ensemble pieces and sassy rap."
Bill Van Buskirk
*By special arrangement with Actors Equity.
Jason Bell, music director and pianist
Drew Spencer Bell, woodwinds
Director: Ile Haggins