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.
"Hold onto your hats as you pole your pirogue down the bayou and have a toe-tapping, rollicking good time!" School Library Journal
"A triumph of atmosphere and theatrical imagination...a smart, charming show that kids and grownups can watch together." The Washington Post
"Perseus Bayou is a wonderful play that draws both children and adults into its spell." United States Senator May Landrieu (La.)