Perseus and Medusa Cast

PERSEUS: The principal boy; in his late teens. Should be played by a woman.
DANAE: Perseus’ mother; a banished princess; in her late thirties.
DICTYS: Perseus’ foster father and owner of the bait shop; in his late fifties.
DAME: Dictys’ wife; in her late fifties. Should be played by a man.
EVANDER: A shop boy; comic duo.
LINUS: A shop boy; comic duo.
THE KING: The king of the island; in his late fifties.
ANDROMEDA: The King’s daughter and the object of Perseus’ affection; late teens.
NESTOR: A servant to the king (Bad fairy).
HERMES: The messenger god (Good fairy).
CHRYSAOR: A horse played by two actors. Can be played by the Gorgons.
THE GRAY WOMEN: Three sisters with only one eye between them.
NYMPHS: Three women who dance a lot. Can be played by the Gray Women.
GORGONS: Two women who’s gaze turns men to stone. Can be played by the Gray Women
MEDUSA: The youngest of the Gorgons with snakes for hair.

SUGGESTED DOUBLING
Actor 1: Perseus
Actor 2: Danae
Actor 3: Dictys
Actor 4: Dame
Actor 5: Evander
Actor 6: Linus
Actor 7: The King
Actor 8: Andromeda
Actor 9: Nestor
Actor 10: Hermes
Actor 11: Chrysaor 1; Gray Woman 1, Nymph 1, Gorgon 1
Actor 12: Chrysaor 2; Gray Woman 2, Nymph 2, Gorgon 2
Actor 13: Gray Woman 3, Nymph 3, Medusa

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