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Amphitryon 38

Jean Giraudoux, adapted by S.N. Behrman
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Full Length, Comedy
6 men, 5 women
Total Cast: 11, Interior; Three Exteriors (stylized)
ISBN-13: 992194

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. MS.
THE STORY: Follows the outlines of the legend of Amphitryon, Alkmena and Jupiter, in which Jupiter descends to Earth, impersonates the General Amphitryon—Alkmena’s husband—and makes love to her. Difficulties arise when the father of the gods is met with stubborn resistance. For Alkmena is faithful to her husband, and even the greatest god can win her only after much ungod-like embarrassment and, in desperation, the unsportsmanlike device of impersonating Amphitryon himself.
Produced by the Theater Guild. An outstanding triumph of the 1930s, this brilliant comedy is now a staple with nonprofessional groups.