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*Family is weeping.*
MOTHER: We are very sorry my dear, but the gods have chosen your fate. We are truly
in sorrow because we could not find you a better husband. *cries*
PSYCHE: You should have wept for me before. This beauty has drawn the jealousy of
Heaven. This is where we part.
FATHER: I am very sorry, my dearest Psyche. Very sorry.
*Family hugs Psyche one at a time. Psyche goes up the stairs. Psyche looks back one
last time. Psyche proceeds*
*Family is in the market. Family talks with other people and buys things.*
*Psyche moves away from family to talk to someone. Admirers move close to her.*
ADMIRER 1: Oh lovely Psyche! Your beauty amazes me truly!
ADMIRER 2: Yes! Even Aphrodite would be jealous!
ADMIRER 3: I wouldnt be surprised if youre a goddess in disguise!
ADMIRER 4: Absolutely! No one, Mortal or immortal, can ever match your splendour!
*the people below the stage pauses. Spotlight transfers to Aphrodite who is in the top of
the stairs. APHRODITE IS ANGRY.*
APHRODITE: What is this?! Where are all the men who regularly worship at my
temples? Ah there they are. Wait, what are they doing there? And whos that mortal girl?
*peeks over* Psyche?! Why are they admiring her and not me?
*goes down the stairs*

*the temple she will be referring to is below the stairs, she will go there and examine the
place with sheer horror*
No! This cannot be! My temples are empty and deserted. All the honors that were once
mine are now being given to a mere mortal? This cannot be! Cupid, my son, the god of
love, I shall have you do something for me. *silence* CUPID!
CUPID: Yes, mother, anything you want. *sarcastic tone*
*While Aphrodite is speaking, Cupid is playing with his arrow.*
APHRODITE: Did you see that girl, that, thatmortal? She is the reason why nobody
worships me anymore. My favorite towns are now deserted. People are not noticing me
anymore, they are losing their respect for me! And its because of that mortal! Cupid! I
need you to use your power and make her fall in love with the vilest and the most
despicable creature there is in the world!
CUPID: Can I just make her fall in love with someone poor and ugly? So that it will be
easier. *complaining tone*
APHRODITE: Do as I say!
CUPID: Yes mother. *rolls eyes
*Pscyhe is sleeping. Cupid creeps toward her with his bow and arrow ready.*
*Cupid examines the face of Psyche.*
CUPID: *gasps* Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
*Psyche opens her eyes but doesnt see Cupid. Cupid shakes his head with
*Cupid scratches himself with his arrow.*
*Cupid enters jogging.*
CUPID: Psyche is so..I cant believe this! Really beautiful! *Continues murmuring.*

APHRODITE: Oh there you are! So, is the job done? *Cupid doesnt answer. Still
murmuring* What is wrong with you?
CUPID: Huh? Oh. Umm Well you see, it was like this. I-I went to her room to do what
I had to do but umm... SHE WAS REALLY BEAUTIFUL! And then I scratched myself
with my arrow. *last part in a hurried tone*
AHPHRODITE: What! You fool! *Shouts*
*Cupid sits on the floor, rocking and singing Psyches name.*
APHRODITE: What have you done, Cupid?! Youve ruined evreeaaaarghhhhh!! Ok,
calm down (talking to herself)..calm down..ok cupid. Since we cant change whatever
happened..lets just..uhh..let no one, no mortal fall in love with her.
*cupid still rocking and singing psyches name
APHRODITE: Are you listening to me?!
CUPID: wha-? Oh! Oh, then, ok..i guess..
*Family scene. Two sisters with their husbands. Psyche congratulates them. Psyche sits
aside, unhappy.*
*Cupid is just watching at the top of the stairs.*
FATHER: Are you all right, Psyche?
PSYCHE: I have many admirers but they are only admirers. Both of my sisters are
married already but nobody has even proposed to me. When will I have a husband?
FATHER: Dont worry my dear. We will find you a nice and handsome husband. Cheer
up my dear.
*Father and Psyche hug. Psyche exits, mother enters.*
MOTHER: Is something wrong with Psyche?
FATHER: She is upset that she doesnt have a husband yet. I said that we will look for a
suitable husband for her.
MOTHER: You go to the oracle of Apollo and ask for advice. The gods must have the
FATHER: You are right. The gods must have something good in store for Psyche.

*Cupid goes down the stairs. Cupid is murmuring that he has to have Psyche. Aphrodite
goes down the stairs.*
APHRODITE: Good job, my son. No one is falling in love with PSYCHO girl. . Ill just
have to find the perfect beast that she will have to fall in love with. *evil laugh*
CUPID: I will take care of that one. I will look for the monster for her.
APHRODITE: All right, but make sure not to mess up this time.
*Aphrodite goes back up. Cupid looks up at Aphrodite and waits until she is gone.*
CUPID: Apollo. I need Apollo.
*Cupid calls out Apollo. Cupid climbs the stairs slowly. Apollo enters and by the railings.
Apollo clears his throat.*
CUPID: There you are. I need your help. You know psyche right? The mortal girl my
mother is always ranting about? Well.. I need to have her as my wife. I do not see
anymore the purpose of being immortal if I cannot be with Psyche.
APOLLO: You just said that Aphrodite is jealous of her, so how can this happen if even
your mother doesnt approve of it?
CUPID: Cmon Apollo, I know you can work something out
Apollo: Oh all right..let us see..let us see..
*Oracle is already sitting. Father enters.*
ORACLE: I have been expecting you. Do not labour yourself anymore by explaining
your purpose of coming here. Sit down and listen. Your daughter, Psyche will have a
husband but she will have a fearful winged serpent for one. She must be dressed in
deepest mourning and must be set on the summit of a rocky hill and left alone. There,
her husband will come to her and make her his wife. That is all I can tell you.
*Father bows and leaves without saying a word.*

*Psyche wakes up in a palace.*
SERVANTS: We are your servants, ready to do whatever you desire.
PSYCHE: Who are you? Where are you? Please show yourself. And where am I?
SERVANTS: Do not be afraid. We will not harm you. Just say whatever you need and
you will get it at your hearts content.
PSYCHE: Where is my husband?
SERVANTS: He will come home tonight. Do not worry.
*lights out*
*lights on slowly. Psyche is in the middle, looking worried. Spotlight on her. Cupid slowly
approaches her while she is speaking.*
PSYCHE: Where could my husband possibly be? It is already nightfall and he is still not
*Cupid touches her shoulder. She turns her head but he stops her.*
CUPID: My dear wife. Here you are at last. There is one thing that I need to forbid you
in doing. You must not see me. You can never see me. Do not even try to look at me
because it will only bring you to your doom.
PSYCHE: I do not understand but why
CUPID: Speak no more my love. Lets just be happy and worry no more. But please,
just promise me to follow just this single rule.
PSYCHE: Yes. I promise.
*Psyche is sitting on the chair/floor, bored. Shes smelling a flower.*
SERVANTS: Is there anything we could do for you?

PSYCHE: No, thank you. I will just call you if I need you.
There is nothing I can do here. I can see no one. I used talk to many people and now!
*sighs* even my husband doesnt show his face to me.. *Gets up and goes up the
*Sisters enter to weep for Psyche*
PSYCHE: My dear sisters! Oh how I miss them! Oh, please dont cry for me. I am
treated well here. Please dont.
*Cupid enters.*
CUPID: What are you looking at Psyche? Oh. Your sisters.
*cupids face become serious
PSYCHE: Can you let them visit me?
CUPID: I sense that something wrong will happen if let you.
PSYCHE: Oh please let me go. I cannot see you anymore and youre still not allowing
me to go? Please, please!
CUPID: *sighs* Very well but be very careful because you might put both of us in
PSYCHE: Oh thank you! Thank you!
*Goes down to sisters.*
PSYCHE: Weep no more for me my sisters! *hugs sisters*
SISTER 1: How are you? We thought you are living a horrible life right now.
PSYCHE: Oh, I am very well. Please come inside my house. I will get you something to
drink. *Psyche exits.*
SISTER 2: I dont understand. She doesnt deserve all of this.

SISTER 1: The gods have really favoured her greatly. Where is her husband anyway?
*Psyche enters again.*
SISTER 2: Psyche dear, how come we havent seen your husband? He seems not to
be in his house.
PSYCHE: My husband leaves during the day and returns at night. I havent seen him,
not even a glimpse. He forbade me to look at him because it might bring great danger
upon both of us. But I know hes there because I talk to him all the time and I sleep
beside him at night.
SISTER 1: Psyche, we are really worried about you. We were told before that your
husband is a horrible creature. You havent even set eyes upon your own husband. Your
husband might be planning something wicked already. You must stop this non-sense.
SISTER 2: You must kill him, sister. You must do it tonight. While he is in deep sleep,
you shall light a candle, grab a dagger and plunge it to his heart. Kill that horrible
monster and then, you will be free again.
SISTER 1: It is getting dark now. We need to go. Please do it, sister. It is for your own
*Dim light with music.*
*Cupid is sleeping on the bed. Spotlight on him. Then Spotlight moves to Psyche on top
of the stairs. *
*Psyche is holding a dagger and candle/lamp. She approaches Cupid. Spotlight widens
to both of them.
*Psyche raises her dagger & closes her eyes. Opens again to look at her husband.
Drops dagger.*

PSYCHE: I thought my husband was an ugly, horrible creature but he is exactly the
opposite. My husband is the most beautiful man I have ever seen. My husband, my
dear husband, is the god of love.
*Psyche touches his face. Spills candle wax on him. Cupid shouts in pain.*
CUPID: You swore not to to look at me!
*Cupid runs up the stairs while holding the injured part.*
PSYCHE: No, please! Im sorry. Wait!
*Psyche goes after Cupid. Stumbles on the stairs, cries. Dim lights out.*
*Lights open slowly after Psyche started speaking.*

PSYCHE: Cupid! Please come home. Where are you? Please speak to me? Aphrodite!
Aphrodite! Please help me. *sits and sobs*
APHRODITE: *Goes down with a smirk* Why have you called for me? What do you
want from me, mortal?
PSYCHE: I want Cupid. Please tell me where he is.
AHPRODITE: Cant you see? He LEFT you! You did not trust him. You had no faith. You
are not worthy of becoming Cupids wife, not after what you have done.
PSYCHE: I will do anything to earn back Cupids trust and yours. Please give me
another chance.
APHRODITE: Very well. *long pause, Aphrodite walks down the stairs, thinking.
Ok, here it is, a task that fits you well *evil smirk and evil pause*

You shall enter the kingdom of Hades and approach Persephone, his wife. You shall ask
her to put some of her beauty in this box. Tell her that Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty,
has sent you. Go now. *Psyche exits.* Let us see if she could make it back here alive..
PSCYHE: How could I possibly do this? I cant. Thats just it. She wants me dead.
There is is nothing I can do. I wont be able to accomplish this task anyway. I wont be
able to see Cupid again.*Climbs up a tower.* Farewell.
TOWER: Psyche. Stop this. I will help you. I can show you how to enter the Kingdom of
PSYCHE: Who said that? And who can possibly help me now?
TOWER: It is I who you wish to climb and jump from to kill yourself. I can show you how
to enter and leave the Underworld safely. Listen very carefully Psyche. You shall enter
into the underworld through the Vent of Dis. Take coins with you for the ferryman,
Charon. Once you get the box that contains the beauty of Persephone, do not open it.
PSYCHE: Oh thank you! Thank you! There is still a chance that I can still be with Cupid!
*Psyche goes down the stairs. Charon is waiting at the bottom.*
CHARON: Only shadows can enter.
PSYCHE: Aphrodite has sent me to retrieve something from Persephone.
CHARON: Only shadows can enter.
PSYCHE: I have this. *Shows the coins.*
CHARON: Follow me.
PERSEPHONE: Who are you? Leave now Charon. You dont seem to be dead. *Circles

PSYCHE: I am still alive. Aphrodite has sent me here to to retrieve something from
you. She is asking you to put some of your beauty into this box.
PERSEPHONE: Is that so? Very well then. *Turns around. Puts something into the
box.* Here. Do you need anything else?
PSYCHE: No. Thank you. I will remember your kindness that you have given to me.
PERSEPHONE: Then go now.
*Psyche goes up the stairs a bit. Underworld set is removed.*
PSYCHE: I wonder what is in here. What does it look like? *Puts down box. Walks
around. Looks at the box. Picks it up again. Open it. Gasps. Falls down.*
*Cupid slowly enters.*
CUPID: Foolish Psyche. *Wipes off something from her face then puts it in the box.
Psyche awakens.*
APHRODITE: Cupid! What are you doing?! Get away from her. I forbid you to be with
CUPID: No mother. Stop. I love her and you will not interfere any longer. You will not
change my mind.
ZEUS: Aphrodite! Why are you shouting? What is all this?
CUPID: My mother is separating Psyche, my dear love from me. Psyche almost killed
herself because of what my mother wants her to do. There is only one way that this can
stop. It is for her to be made mortal. Zeus, my king and king of all gods, please make
her immortal. Please. I need her with me. Always.
ATHENA: Father, may I speak out what I think should be done?

ZEUS: Go ahead my wise daughter.

ATHENA: Well, she offended Aphrodite and her son but she did everything and
anything, even if she had to kill herself to get back their trust and to be with her true
love, Cupid. She has the persistent energy of Hera. She is also almost as beautiful as
Aphrodite. I think that is enough to make her immortal.
ZEUS: Very well then. Who is in favour of making her immortal? *All raise their hand.*
APHRODITE: I am impressed Psyche! I certainly didnt look forward to this but you
have proven you are worthy of Cupid and that is all that matters. Let us now put the past
behind shall we?
PSYCHE: Oh thank you very much! *Hugs Aphrodite.*
ZEUS: Very well. Cupid, bring her here. My dear Psyche, you shall eat this. This will
make you immortal at last. And with all the gods by my side, I now declare that you are
Cupids wife.

*all the gods clap, music and lights dance =))

*cupid hugs psyche

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