design by Lauren Milberger
A Black Comedy based on Greek Mythology
The legends of Greek mythology are brought back to life in Duncan Pflaster's two-act play, Amazing Dædalus. The fearsome Minotaur, who is not a monster, but an over-grown child named Andrew, is the unknowing center of a terrific play with a dark humorous slant. Andrew lives in the Labyrinth with Dædalus and Icarus, Dædalus's son. They also encounter Pasiphæ - the dethroned queen of Crete, and Andrew's Mother; Flutterby, Dædalus's scientific creation; and Theseus - A Hero, Son of the King of Athens, who has been sent into the Labyrinth with the heroic and noble task of killing the Minotaur. Amazing Dædalus is a delighful homage to Ancient Greek Mythology as well as being an entertaining and provocative evening of theatre.
Amazing Dædalus is dedicated to Chandra Frank, Lissa Grossman, and Christopher Campbell.
Amazing Dædalus was first produced at Florida Playwrights' Theatre in Hollywood, FL in May/June 1997.
Cast: Matthew Regan, Delma Miranda, David Hernandez, Sara Schwartz, Duncan Pflaster (replacing the injured Jennifer Fenn), Jay Colligan. Directed by Duncan Pflaster
The New York Production starred
Barry Kaplan, Jennifer Nails, Jimmy Zazzali, Eris Migliorini, Pam Feicht, and Marc Diraison
This is where the gods play games with the lives of men, on a board which is at one and the same time a simple playing area and the whole world.
And Fate always wins.
Fate always wins. Most of the gods throw dice but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along.
Fate wins. At least, so it is claimed. Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been Fate.