Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time (one-act)
by Jason Pizzarello

Productions (35)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (12-22 actors possible: 5-9 f, 7-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Minimal mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal: slides and some painted cardboard.

Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time (one-act)
by Jason Pizzarello

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Productions (35)
  • Comedy
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (12-22 actors possible: 5-9 f, 7-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Minimal mild 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 full-length 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 full-length version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy
  • 40 - 45 minutes
  • 6 f, 8 m (12-22 actors possible: 5-9 f, 7-12 m)
  • Content Notes: Minimal mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal: slides and some painted cardboard.

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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NOV 10, 2016 - NOV 13, 2016
Northwestern High School
Rock Hill, SC United States
Northwestern High School Rock Hill, SC United States
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 13, 2016
Westmont High School
Campbell, CA United States
Westmont High School Campbell, CA United States
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 13, 2016
Cabrillo High School Performing Arts
Lompoc, CA United States
Cabrillo High School Performing Arts Lompoc, CA United States
FEB 27, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Bonny Eagle High School
Standish, ME United States
Bonny Eagle High School Standish, ME United States
NOV 07, 2014 - NOV 14, 2014
Geneva School of Boerne
Waco, TX United States
Geneva School of Boerne Waco, TX United States
NOV 05, 2014 - NOV 05, 2014
Klein Collins High School Drama Department
Spring, TX United States
Klein Collins High School Drama Department Spring, TX United States
MAY 09, 2014 - MAY 10, 2014
Meridian Public Schools
Daykin, NE United States
Meridian Public Schools Daykin, NE United States
FEB 27, 2014 - FEB 28, 2014
North Central HS Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
North Central HS Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
JAN 24, 2014 - JAN 26, 2014
Parkers Prairie Public School
Parkers Prairie, MN United States
Parkers Prairie Public School Parkers Prairie, MN United States
APR 19, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
Cornerstone Academy
Houston, TX United States
Cornerstone Academy Houston, TX United States
MAR 06, 2013 - MAR 08, 2013
Kingston University
Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Kingston University Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
NOV 09, 2012 - NOV 09, 2012
Nederland Middle/Senior High School
Nederland, CO United States
Nederland Middle/Senior High School Nederland, CO United States
MAY 01, 2012 - MAY 01, 2012
Montgomery Catholic Prep. School
Montgomery, AL United States
Montgomery Catholic Prep. School Montgomery, AL United States
JAN 24, 2012 - FEB 02, 2012
Meade School District 46-1
Sturgis, SD United States
Meade School District 46-1 Sturgis, SD United States
JUN 02, 2011 - JUN 04, 2011
Alameda High School Drama
Alameda, CA United States
Alameda High School Drama Alameda, CA United States
APR 28, 2011 - APR 28, 2011
Coral Reef High School
Miami, FL United States
Coral Reef High School Miami, FL United States
JAN 18, 2011 - JAN 19, 2011
Bonny Eagle High School
Standish, ME United States
Bonny Eagle High School Standish, ME United States
NOV 12, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Ripon High School
Ripon, WI United States
Ripon High School Ripon, WI United States
NOV 03, 2010 - NOV 19, 2010
Apache Junction High School
Apache Junction, AZ United States
Apache Junction High School Apache Junction, AZ United States
OCT 23, 2010 - OCT 24, 2010
St. Dominic High School
O'Fallon, MO United States
St. Dominic High School O'Fallon, MO United States
MAR 15, 2010 - MAR 15, 2010
Monacan High School
Richmond, VA United States
Monacan High School Richmond, VA United States
DEC 03, 2009 - DEC 11, 2009
Wisner-Pilger High School
Kearney, NE United States
Wisner-Pilger High School Kearney, NE United States
NOV 24, 2009 - DEC 02, 2009
Wisner-Pilger High School
Wisner, NE United States
Wisner-Pilger High School Wisner, NE United States
OCT 31, 2009 - OCT 31, 2009
Rome High School Drama
Rome, GA United States
Rome High School Drama Rome, GA United States
JUN 08, 2009 - JUL 30, 2009
Mendez Center
Tampa, FL United States
Mendez Center Tampa, FL United States
APR 28, 2009 - APR 30, 2009
Central Florida Community College
Ocala, FL United States
Central Florida Community College Ocala, FL United States
MAR 20, 2009 - APR 25, 2009
Raymore-Peculiar High School
Peculiar, MO United States
Raymore-Peculiar High School Peculiar, MO United States
NOV 08, 2008 - DEC 11, 2008
Pierce Public Schools
Pierce, NE United States
Pierce Public Schools Pierce, NE United States
NOV 07, 2008 - NOV 09, 2008
Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Savannah, GA United States
Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah, GA United States
NOV 01, 2008 - NOV 01, 2008
Lee-Davis High School
Reston, VA United States
Lee-Davis High School Reston, VA United States
DEC 19, 2007 - DEC 19, 2007
Episcopal High School
Jacksonville, FL United States
Episcopal High School Jacksonville, FL United States
MAY 11, 2006 - MAY 12, 2006
Northwest Cabarrus High School
Concord, NC United States
Northwest Cabarrus High School Concord, NC United States
MAY 02, 2006 - MAY 03, 2006
Billings West High School
Billings, MT United States
Billings West High School Billings, MT United States
FEB 17, 2006 - FEB 18, 2006
Claremont High School
Claremont, CA United States
Claremont High School Claremont, CA United States
FEB 03, 2006 - FEB 11, 2006
Charles M. Russell High School
Great Falls, MT United States
Charles M. Russell High School Great Falls, MT United States
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