School of Communication
play, fantasy, choice, call to adventure, Greek mythology
Filegar, Jacob F., ""Mythos": A Play in Two Acts About the Ability to Choose" (2014). Senior Honors Theses. 426.
This paper presents a two-act play in the fantasy genre about the ability to choose, titled “Mythos.” The goal of the play is to persuade audience members to consider that regardless of their past, they still have the ability to choose their future. Although this play is written from a Christian perspective, it does not deal directly with Christianity. “Mythos” centers on Margaret, a young woman who is afraid of making the choices necessary to progress her life. Instead, Margaret is waiting on her “call to adventure,” which, according to Joseph Campbell, was the beginning of most heroes’ adventures in Greek mythology. Research comes from a variety of texts on the fantasy genre, myths, and storytelling, as well as Jeffrey Hatcher’s guide The Art & Craft of Playwriting and the English Standard Version of the Bible.