TITLE:
The Midas Touch
by Miriam P. Denu (edited by Alan David Perkins)
Copyright 1994

CLASSIFICATION:

A play for children, ages 9-12.

SYNOPSIS:

This hip retelling of the King Midas story focuses on manners, greed and being appreciative toward others as the fabled King, who is rude to his servants, learns his lesson when the gods give him the ability to turn everything he touches to gold.

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CAST:

GREEK CHORUS A
GREEK CHORUS B
BACCHUS
KING MIDAS
SERVANT 1
SERVANT 2
SERVANT 3
HERMES
ZEUS
HERA
POSEIDON
ATHENA

LENGTH:

20 - 25 minutes.

REQUIREMENTS:

The play is presented in classic "Greek" theater style with a Greek Chorus of an undefined number. The settings are the Throne Room of King Midas and on Mount Olympus.

NOTES:

This play introduced me to the world of writing plays for children. It is written by my wife, though I did edit it and punch it up a bit (she denies it).

CONTACTING THE PLAYWRIGHT:

The entire script of The Midas Touch is available upon request from the playwright. No production of this play can take place without permission from the playwright.