Years before he would ascend to become the legendary king, Arthur is called on by Merlin to defend the kingdom from a cataclysm that threatens to destroy the world. In a desperate mission that is led by Arthur’s older brother Marcus, eight brave souls set out to combat the ancient evil that has plagued the world for centuries. The brothers and noblemen experienced in warfare, along with Guinevere and Lady Gaian, are tested as they encounter Gatekeepers, Seductresses, and other demons who know the humans’ most primal weaknesses. Any failure results not only in the loss of their lives, but the complete erasure of their existence. How many, if any at all, will survive?
With Brent Holland
What inspired you to write this play?
I absolutely love Athurian Legend and wanted to explore this with my current theatre classes. The show allows me to flex my stage combat skills and allows me to tell the sort of "what could have been" story that I find a lot of fun.
What's your favorite part or line in the play?
"If Bors were taking over the world, he would leave more than one guard at the entrance." - Bors Du Ausment.
I absolutely love the scene with Marcus and Guinevere at the climax.
Where did the characters come from? Are they based on people you know?
Arthur, Merlin and Guinevere are based off of the Arthurian legend, but the rest are mostly just invented characters for this play. Bors could be Sir Bors, of the legend, but considering his fate, that is unlikely :(. Poor Bors.
What did you try to achieve with this play?
A fast paced, medieval romp with a lot of action, death, and super serious stakes. And swords!! Lots of swords! But as with anything, the absolute purpose in theatre is to entertain. I hope this show is as entertaining for your audiences as it has been for ours.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add?
I am perfectly fine with small alterations to fit your situation. Please reach out to the ediors at Eldridge to get approval.