Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time (full-length)
by Jason Pizzarello

Productions (43)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (12-26 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-14 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language
  • Set: Minimal: slides and some painted cardboard.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-360-1

Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time (full-length)
by Jason Pizzarello

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Productions (43)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (12-26 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-14 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language
  • Set: Minimal: slides and some painted cardboard.

In an ambitious plan to bring peace to Ancient Greece, Dialysis and Peon create Betterland, a city where once-doomed tragic characters can start a better life. But this new society of refugees must face enemies and Gods who don't tolerate free will or utopian ideals. Weaving together the stories of Ancient Greek characters from Oedipus to Hercules, this hilarious reinvention of the classics asks the question, "Is it possible to escape your own fate?" (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

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In an ambitious plan to bring peace to Ancient Greece, Dialysis and Peon create Betterland, a city where once-doomed tragic characters can start a better life. But this new society of refugees must face enemies and Gods who don't tolerate free will or utopian ideals. Weaving together the stories of Ancient Greek characters from Oedipus to Hercules, this hilarious reinvention of the classics asks the question, "Is it possible to escape your own fate?" (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (12-26 actors possible: 5-10 f, 7-14 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language
  • Set: Minimal: slides and some painted cardboard.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-360-1

Published Reviews

"A thoroughly enjoyable script filled with droll witticisms, amusing one-liners, and groaning wordplay... a breezy comedy full of laugh-out-loud merriment that pays homage to the melodramatic absurdity that is Greek tragedy."

Sean Michael O'Donnell, OffOffOnline

Production History

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MAR 15, 2018 - MAR 17, 2018
Sundre High School
Sundre, AB Canada
Sundre High School Sundre, AB Canada
MAY 03, 2017 - MAY 04, 2017
Cooperative Arts High School
New Haven, CT United States
Cooperative Arts High School New Haven, CT United States
MAY 26, 2016 - MAY 27, 2016
Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School
Damascus, OR United States
Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School Damascus, OR United States
FEB 11, 2016 - FEB 11, 2016
American International School Of Bucharest
Judet Ilfov, Romania
American International School Of Bucharest Judet Ilfov, Romania
NOV 19, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Black Martini Theatre
Murdoch, WA Australia
Black Martini Theatre Murdoch, WA Australia
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 05, 2014
Devine High School
Devine, TX United States
Devine High School Devine, TX United States
NOV 14, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Ballard High School
Huxley, IA United States
Ballard High School Huxley, IA United States
APR 03, 2014 - APR 05, 2014
Antonian College Preparatory
San Antonio, TX United States
Antonian College Preparatory San Antonio, TX United States
NOV 21, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
Wake Tech
Raleigh, NC United States
Wake Tech Raleigh, NC United States
NOV 01, 2013 - NOV 03, 2013
Elmwood Park High School
Elmwood Park, IL United States
Elmwood Park High School Elmwood Park, IL United States
NOV 15, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
Everett High School
Everett, MA United States
Everett High School Everett, MA United States
OCT 24, 2012 - OCT 25, 2012
Albert Gallatin High School Auditorium
Uniontown, PA United States
Albert Gallatin High School Auditorium Uniontown, PA United States
APR 27, 2012 - APR 28, 2012
David Brearley High School
Kenilworth, NJ United States
David Brearley High School Kenilworth, NJ United States
FEB 17, 2012 - FEB 18, 2012
Healdsburg High School
Healdsburg, CA United States
Healdsburg High School Healdsburg, CA United States
OCT 13, 2011 - OCT 15, 2011
Blaney Theatre In Steele Hall
California, PA United States
Blaney Theatre In Steele Hall California, PA United States
APR 08, 2011 - APR 09, 2011
Maccray High School
Clara City, MN United States
Maccray High School Clara City, MN United States
NOV 17, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
West High Theatre Dept
Torrance, CA United States
West High Theatre Dept Torrance, CA United States
NOV 30, 2009 - DEC 12, 2009
Truman High School
Taylor, MI United States
Truman High School Taylor, MI United States
NOV 20, 2009 - NOV 22, 2009
Farmington High School
Farmington, MN United States
Farmington High School Farmington, MN United States
NOV 13, 2009 - NOV 21, 2009
West Hills High School
Santee, CA United States
West Hills High School Santee, CA United States
NOV 12, 2009 - NOV 14, 2009
Kennedy High School
Manchester, MO United States
Kennedy High School Manchester, MO United States
OCT 23, 2009 - OCT 24, 2009
Rome High School
Rome, GA United States
Rome High School Rome, GA United States
MAY 16, 2009 - MAY 18, 2009
Pueblo West High School
Pueblo West, CO United States
Pueblo West High School Pueblo West, CO United States
FEB 18, 2009 - FEB 22, 2009
Bishop DuBourg High School
St. Louis, MO United States
Bishop DuBourg High School St. Louis, MO United States
NOV 20, 2008 - NOV 22, 2008
Milligan College
Milligan College, TN United States
Milligan College Milligan College, TN United States
MAY 18, 2008 - MAY 18, 2008
Edgren High School
Misawa, Japan
Edgren High School Misawa, Japan
MAY 16, 2008 - MAY 17, 2008
Montessori Borealis
Juneau, AK United States
Montessori Borealis Juneau, AK United States
DEC 06, 2007 - DEC 08, 2007
Highlands Academy Of Arts And Design
North Highlands, CA United States
Highlands Academy Of Arts And Design North Highlands, CA United States
MAY 18, 2007 - MAY 20, 2007
High Tech High-LA
Lake Balboa, CA United States
High Tech High-LA Lake Balboa, CA United States
MAY 13, 2007 - MAY 15, 2007
Besselgymnasium
Minden, Germany
Besselgymnasium Minden, Germany
NOV 17, 2006 - NOV 18, 2006
Kennard-Dale High School
Fawn Grove, PA United States
Kennard-Dale High School Fawn Grove, PA United States
OCT 26, 2006 - OCT 29, 2006
Northwest High School
German Town, MD United States
Northwest High School German Town, MD United States
JUL 15, 2006 - JUL 15, 2006
Hickman High School
Columbia, MO United States
Hickman High School Columbia, MO United States
MAY 18, 2006 - MAY 18, 2006
Escola Americana Do Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Escola Americana Do Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
APR 21, 2006 - APR 21, 2006
Elk Point-Jefferson High School
Elk Point, SD United States
Elk Point-Jefferson High School Elk Point, SD United States
MAR 30, 2006 - APR 01, 2006
SUNY Rockland Community College
Suffern, NY United States
SUNY Rockland Community College Suffern, NY United States
MAR 22, 2006 - MAR 23, 2006
New International School Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
New International School Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
NOV 30, 2005 - DEC 09, 2005
North High School Theatre Arts
Torrance, CA United States
North High School Theatre Arts Torrance, CA United States
NOV 19, 2005 - NOV 19, 2005
Antonian College Preparatory High School - Drama Society
San Antonio, TX United States
Antonian College Preparatory High School - Drama Society San Antonio, TX United States
NOV 18, 2005 - NOV 18, 2005
Antonian College Preparatory High School - Drama Society
San Antonio, TX United States
Antonian College Preparatory High School - Drama Society San Antonio, TX United States
NOV 11, 2005 - NOV 20, 2005
Teves Theatre, Moreau Catholic High School
Hayward, CA United States
Teves Theatre, Moreau Catholic High School Hayward, CA United States
NOV 02, 2005 - NOV 05, 2005
California Univ Of PA Dept. Of Theatre& Dance
California, PA United States
California Univ Of PA Dept. Of Theatre& Dance California, PA United States
SEP 01, 2005 - OCT 01, 2005
Push Productions
New York, NY United States
Push Productions New York, NY United States
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Sundre High School
Sundre, AB Canada
Sundre High School Sundre, AB Canada
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