John Wojewoda

Three Wojewoda Plays

This play is based on the ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides, where the God Dionysus compels the warrior King Pentheus to dress as a woman before he is used as the victim for the ritual blood sacrifice of the Maenads. These themes are somehow surprisingly relevant for today.

This play is a portrait of an America family inverted like an upside down cross, where the rebel is not the leather clad punk, but the morally driven activist.

I wrote this play with the intention of creating a new literary hybrid by taking the most sublime dramatic form, the Shakespearean play -and combining it with the most base genre -the infomercial -thus creating a surrealist hybrid allegorical text exploring themes of spirituality, morality and green technology.

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