Cupid’s Bow

Plot Summary

On Mount Olympus, Cupid, the god of love, is behaving like a god of mischief and mayhem. The other gods and goddesses, enraged by his behavior, ask Zeus to punish him. Cupid ignores all the warnings to behave, and Zeus is given no choice but to inflict a punishment upon the young, wayward immortal. Zeus banishes Cupid to the mortal world and strips him of his immortal powers. Zeus tells Cupid that to regain his powers return to normalcy on Mount Olympus, Cupid must accomplish three tasks. And Cupid is cautioned that if he fails, he will be banished to Hades and lose his immortality. And to insure Cupid is on track, Zeus sends two overseers, Iris and Hermes, to watch over Cupid.

Zeus

Zeus

Cupid and his two companions disguise themselves as humans and travel to Sicily Middle School. Immediately they draw suspicion and are referred to the school’s student peer counseling group. There, they encounter the horrible bully, Flint, and a student counselor, Enid. Enid, unaware that her new friend is a god, assists Cupid in accomplishing his tasks. Cupid, the god of love–who ironically has never experienced love–is enraptured by Enid. In the end, Cupid is faced with a horrible dilemma: 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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