THE LENGTH OF A DREAM
By Robin Rice
Women can't be sculptors.
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THE LENGTH OF A DREAM

By Robin Rice

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Comedy, Drama
6
One act

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A shout out for equality. Three women in ancient Greece prepare for a birthday bash for Odysseus. Maia's husband (his name is Anonymous) is supposed to be creating a sculpture of a naked youth to present to the ruler. We discover that Maia is really responsible for his renown sculptures -- he's been too busy getting drunk. We also discover that the other women have skills they are afraid to uncover in this very male-dominant society. Kyamites, the God of Beans, who hangs out on Mt. Olympus polishing his toenails, decides it's high time he went to earth to have some fun like the other Greek gods. He falls for Anonymous and vice versa. At the birthday celebration, the statue (The Discobolous) is unveiled. Of course Anonymous gets all the credit. It is then that the women have had enough and decide to announce their contributions. Anonymous and Kyamites call on Zeus for help. Lightning strikes and the men are victorious. But in a very Greek-tragedy ending, the spirit of Maia rises and pledges that women will never give up the fight. Even today The Discobolous and many other famous sculptures from ancient times are attributed to Anonymous. Playing length about 30 minutes. (Note: one of the male actors plays the statue. He doesn't speak, but does react.)

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Female cast : 3Male cast : 3Neutral cast : 0

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