Stealing Season

Author: Topher Cusumano

Stealing Season

Description: A contemporary retelling of the Greek’s Abduction of Persephone myth, about a mother and daughter who go to hell and back again.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/24/2014
Content Advisory: Warning: This play contains strong language, violence, and depictions of physical/mental abuse.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Coming of Age · Crime · Death and the Afterlife · Dysfunctional Families · Expressionism · Families · Fantasy · Feminism · Gender and Sexuality · Gender Identity · Grief and Mourning · Horror · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Postmodern · Rape · Religion and Spirituality · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Social Issues · Surrealism/Absurdism

Original Production Information

Stealing Season was produced as a staged reading in The 2014 First Stories Festival presented by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in NYC with the following cast and crew:

Mother: Cheryl King
Season: Jamie Soltis
King: Colin Earye

Director: Cheryl King

Coffee Black Productions first produced a one-act version of Stealing Season in 2010 under the direction of Bobbie Masters.