The Twelfth Labor

Author: Leegrid Stevens

The Twelfth Labor

Description: Using the myth of The Twelve Labors of Hercules to explore the inner workings of a World War II-era family, the play follows the events of a single day filtered through the warped and damaged mind of an Idaho farm girl.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 12/19/2015
Content Advisory: Some strong language
4 Acts, 150 Minutes
6 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Large Cast Size · Mostly Female Characters · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Tearjerker · War

Original Production Information

The Twelfth Labor was first presented in 2014 by Loading Dock Theatre Company at the Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City, with the following cast and credits:

Esther - Lynne McCollough
Cleo - Erin Treadway
Cruce - Jonathan Draxton
Donna - Shelby Hightower
Herk - Tanis Rivera LePore
Forest - Jed Dickson
Don/Abbott - Dennis Gagomiros
Patrick/Costello - Brian White
Adelpha - Cynthia Babak
O'Meggie - Amy Bizjak
Almittie - Michael Huston

Drected by Matt Torney
Scene Design by Carolyn Mraz
Lighting Design by Simon Cleveland
Costume Design by NIcole Wee
Prop Design by Justin Cox
Stage Manager Rory Levin
Producers - Ryan Pointer, BJ Evans