psyche

The next exciting original play written and directed by JJ Gatesman, The Beauty of Psyche, is a modern re-imagining of the myth of Cupid’s abduction of Psyche. A cast of 4 actors will use puppetry, stage illusions, and physicality to tell this epic story. Features original music by Amanda Hull and Cole Heinreich.

Rehearsals will run August 21st through September 1st

The first act of the play will be presented at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival on August 26th

The Arcade theater (in the UC) will host the show on weekends September 6th through 22nd

Sign up for a time slot @:
https://signupgenius.com/go/20f084aafa62ba1f58-thebeauty

Characters:

Actor 1-
Psyche: A fiery young woman of intelligence and drive.
-must have basic singing ability

Actor 2-
Boy/Eros: A god who finds himself feeling human emotions and rebelling from the norms of his people
-must have basic singing ability

Actor 3-
Pan: A puckish god of the earth who helps Psyche find her way
-Puppetry

Father: Psyche’s father, a worried, superstitious man manipulated by the gods

Actor 4-
Rose- The goddess of Love, she views Psyche as a rival to her beauty, extremely jealous, loves her son Eros desperately
-Puppetry

Unseen-God of the underworld, a formal mortal turned god against her will

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