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Perseus Bayou: The Search for the Cajun Medusa

Perseus Bayou: The Search for the Cajun Medusa

Book by Mary Hall Surface. Music by David Maddox. Lyrics by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox.

Product Code: PA2000

  • Musical
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 4w. (playing multiple roles. Can be expanded,with no doubling, to 6m., 6w. plus 4 of either gender.)

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  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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C'est bien! This award-winning musical for family audiences takes the classic Greek myth of Perseus and his quest for the snake-headed Medusa and resets in post-Civil War Louisiana. To save the bayou from the evil Polydectes, Percy must journey to the edge of the human world with the help of a conjure woman, Miss Anthena, and a trickster, Panther Hermes. Along the way, he meets a sword-swinging gal named Andromeda who wins his heart. Percy's adventures take him to the land of the one-eyed fantomes gris (the grey sisters) and finally to the dark heart of the swamp, the lair of the Medusa. Percy's coming-of-age is vividly told in this highly theatrical work that features songs, dance, masks and a giant alligator. The score, inspired by Cajun music, integrates music continuously in the action. Nominated for five Helen Hayes Awards, it was commissioned and originally produced by Theater of the First Amendment, George Mason University's professional theatre in Fairfax, Virginia. The original cast recording was the winner of a Parent's Choice Award.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code PA2000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583422199
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"A triumph of atmosphere and theatrical imagination...a smart, charming show that kids and grownups can watch together." -The Washington Post

"Hold onto your hats as you pole your pirogue down the bayou and have a toe-tapping, rollicking good time!" -School Library Journal


File Description File Format
Perseus Bayou: The Search for the Cajun Medusamp3Download
Prologue (My Son)mp3Download
Beginning of Scene 2mp3Download
Scene 3mp3Download
Scene 3 (mid)mp3Download
Scene 7 (Party)mp3Download
Defend Yourself (scene 10)mp3Download

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