Finding Eleusis - 2010 Chicago Fringe Fest
"Greek mythology's most captivating talesa son makes love to his mom then gouges his eyes out, two lovers from warring families off themselves in the name of lovecan still be snooze fests. This certainly isn't the case for this contemporary drama about goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Any daydreaming is kept at bay by the cast's well-used bits of profanity, sexual innuendos and a funny Jerry Springerstyle talk show scene. As the myth goes, Zeus (the supreme god of Olympus) has Hades (the god of the underworld) abduct his daughter. In turn, Demeter (the goddess of agriculture) makes the earth cold and infertile, until Persephone returns each spring. The actors' casual portrayals and musical accompaniment (even with pitchy vocals) allows the audience members to ponder their own opinions about eternal life, death, fear and change."
D.L. Hopkins, Time Out Chicago
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