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Title

Achilles, Scourge of Man

Playwright

Kevin Artigue

Director

Anthony Nelson

Category

NPF Production

First Rehearsal

April 3

Load-In/Tech

May 6-7

Dress Rehearsal

May 7

Performances

May 8

Holiday Conflicts

March 29-30 - Passover
April 2 - Good Friday
April 4 - Easter Sunday

Roles to be Cast

ACHAEANS...
ACHILLES- 18, our hero; the most honest person you have ever
met because he has no one to fear, no reason to censor himself.
He speaks like he kills: his thoughts and actions are at one;
depth is found not in playing subtext but in playing the
emotional shifts as radically and honestly as possible.
AJAX- 20's, a soldier, a huge person
ANTILOCHUS- 20's Achilles' driver and old friend
AGAMEMNON- 40's, Commander in Chief of the Achaean forces
PATROCLUS- 21, Achilles' love; a soldier; also Achilles'
personal assistant.
ACHAEAN SOLDIERS
TROJANS...
HECTOR- late 20's, a General in the Trojan Army
PRIAM- 60's, Hector's father, King of Troy
HECUBA- late 40's, Hector's wife, Queen of Troy
LYCAON- early 30's, a solider in the Trojan Army; also Priam's
son.
TROJAN SOLDIERS
THETIS- early 20's, Achilles' mother, a goddess
HEPH- 40's, a blacksmith and fire god
CHARIS- 20's, one of the Graces; Heph's main squeeze
A CHORUS OF TROJAN WOMEN- refugees

Synopsis

The story of Achilles and his journey towards mortality. It picks up, during the tenth year of the Trojan War, with the death of Patroclus and ends with the return of Hector's body to Priam. For more backstory, take a look at the Illiad. Production will incorporate projections, choreography, music... Download a scene

Notes

We are VERY open to crossing any supposed gender or racial lines. WOMEN MIGHT BE MEN. MEN MIGHT BE WOMEN. This might include Achilles... Cast will be 12 persons total; doubling likely. Simulated violence, strong language, sexual situations.

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