Cupid’s Bow

Plot Summary

On Mount Olympus, Cupid is behaving more like a god of mischief and mayhem than a god of love!

All the other gods and goddesses are so annoyed with Cupid, they challenge Zeus to do something about Cupid’s misbehavior. Zeus is given no choice but to inflict a punishment worse-than-Hades — he banishes Cupid to the mortal world! Worse than that, Cupid is placed in the middle of a public school!

Stripped of his immortal powers, Cupid knows all will be returned to normal if he can accomplish three tasks assigned by Zeus. To insure Cupid stays on track and doesn’t get into further trouble, Zeus sends along two messengers Iris and Hermes, to tag along and report back.

Zeus

Zeus

Cupid, Iris, and Hermes try to integrate themselves into the world of the mortals. In due time, they meet people like the school bully, Flint, and the ever-polite Enid. All three begin to better understand humans and their emotions. Cupid, in fact, even begins to (gulp!) have certain feelings for Enid. How ironic for the god of love to fall victim to love!

As he goes about completing his assigned three tasks, Cupid is faced with a horrible dilemma: he can protect Enid and be banished to Hades, or regain his immortality by destroying the girl he loves.

Song Listing

Act I
“Look What Love Has Done to Me”
“You Can’t Find Love Without Me”
“It’s Just No Fun at Sicily”
“That’s Why I’ll never Like Him”
“Man Is a Mortal, Mediocre Mess”
“Stop, Look, and Listen”
“Anger Does It Every Time”
IrisCupidHermes
Act II
“That’s Why I’ll never Like Her”
“Why Do You Need me To Be Wrong?”
“It Just Can’t Be…”
“Look What Love Has Done To Me” (Reprise)
“The Parental Lament (Where Did We Go Wrong?)”
“The Better Part of Me”

Characters

Reader/Enid
Hera
Zeus
Apollo
Daphne
Aeneas
Dido

Flint & the Furies

Flint & the Furies

Mnemosyne
Aphrodite
Ares
Hermes / Hermie
Cupid / Conner
Iris
Principal
Mrs. Serena
Oscar
Ely
Rumer
Raven
Sasha
Flint
Lyssa
Alecto
Tisiphone
Megeara

And the Ensembles
Children at the Library
The Immortals of Mt. Olympus
The Sicily Middle School Students

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