The Myth of
Demeter and Persephone
a play
adapted from the classic Greek myth
Demeter and Persephone play script
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"Demeter is going well, thanks. I like the script a lot. The high school kids are staging it for 2 classes who are coming to visit from a local elementary school. I assembled a student directorial panel and I now get to sit back and watch them put the play together. Our Hades even plans to die his hair red for the performance. I think these other scripts will give me material for many 'Christmas Shows' to come--thanks so much for providing an alternative to Christmas plays."

--Adina Lawson
--High School Theatre Arts Teacher

If you are working on Greek mythology, studying ancient Greece or just in the mood for a rollicking good time, this wonderful comic adaptation of the Myth of Demeter and Persephone is a perfect play for your students, who will come to understand Greek mythology in an experiential way while thoroughly enjoying themselves in performance.

When the God of the Underworld, Hades, sees the young Persephone and her mother, the Goddess Demeter, wandering the Earth to help the plants flourish, he instantly falls in love and kidnaps her. When Demeter threatens to kill all the vegetation on Earth, Zeus sends Hermes to the underworld to bring Persephone back. A happy reunion of mother and daughter is interrupted, however, when Hades attempts to reclaim Persephone as his queen, based on the law that anyone who eats food from the Land of the Dead must stay there forever. As Demeter is still threatening the plant life on Earth if her daughter is sent back to Hades, Athena must offer a compromise which results in the seasons of the year.

This 25-30 minute one-act features 3 strong male characters, 2 strong female characters, with many smaller supporting roles and a Greek chorus which is expandable in size, depending on the number of students to be cast. A delightful comedy, this play is good for upper elementary, middle and high school students. Can be intergenerational, as there are both strong adult and child roles. Production ideas for sets, costumes, etc.. are provided. Hard copy version is 8 1/2" x 11" in size, spiral bound so as to lie flat on a desk when open, and with color cover.

"The Myth of Persephone and Demeter was a great hit at our fall assembly! I am a fourth and fifth grade teacher in a small independent school in Berkeley, Ca. Last fall found your site while I was searching for a play based on Greek mythology. I think your scripts are outstanding. I will continue to check your website when I am looking for great material to share with my students. Thank you."
-- Angelique Downes
--4th/5th grade teacher, Berkeley, CA

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I am a teacher in Bradford England, we are studying Ancient Greece and have been writing our own Myths in Literacy. We are now writing our own play scripts and I found you in a search on google. The script has been a fantastic help the children have now written their own scene for Perseus and Medusa using Persephone as a model, which we will be using for our assembley!
Thanks again very useful material for literacy!
--Emma Pickering

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