Title

Cupid & Psyche

Year of production

2008

Neighborhood

Des Plaines

Director(s)

Anthony Churchill

Theater company/group

Oakton Community College

Theater company type

Academic

Play author (as advertised)

Joseph Fisher

Primary ancient source

Apuleius

Performative genre(s)

Play

Notes

Based on a Greek myth recorded 2,000 years ago by the philosopher Apuleius, this tale of love found, then lost, is the archetype for countless stories, legends, and fairy tales throughout history. Aphrodite’s jealousy of the world’s most beautiful woman prompts her to send her son Cupid to settle the score. The arrow misses its mark, however, when Cupid devises a plan to find true love-and his own humanity. A brief discussion follows each performance.

Source(s) of information

http://www.thisisoakton.net/about/thearts/performing_arts_center/past_seasons/season0809.php