Persephone or Slow Time

Persephone or Slow Time $13

Noah Haidle

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 2 Female

Meet Demeter - an exquisite statue of the Greek goddess - as she's being created during the Italian Renaissance

Those who admire her see only stone and fortitude, but her thoughts and desires are all too real - she pines for her lost daughter's return and for the love of her sculptor, Giuseppe

Giuseppe, however, is too busy lusting after the city's most popular artist's model to notice Demeter's pain

Fast forward five hundred years ...

Demeter stands in a present-day American city park

She has become a symbol of hope amidst illicit activity and a target for more than just pigeon droppings

Witness to human foibles both hilarious and horrible, Demeter is desperate for someone - anyone - to hear her thoughts

But when her life seems bleakest, redemption comes in the unlikeliest of forms

" ... an imaginative, funny and deeply serious allegorical play about eternal yearning ... the work begins with a playful idea that turns into something else entirely ... the role of art as a refuge and witness in a chaotic, cruel and mortal world" ~ Variety

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