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Icarus

Icarus, a one act play in verse.

Chorus,3 voices
Icarus

*Act 1*

**Chorus**
We/we/we, chorus of three.
& Icarus

**Chorus-1st voice**
Lived once a father and a son

**Chorus-2nd voice**
Daedalus, the carpenter

**Chorus-3rd voice**
Icarus, the son

**Chorus-1st voice**
Banished, both, for the sin of one, to an island on the sea.

**Chorus-1st & 2nd voice**
They walked the eastern cliffs. White seabirds wheeling over them.

**Chorus-3rd voice**
Thus Icarus dreamed.

**Chorus-2nd voice**
And so four wings were formed of wood and wax and feather.

**Chorus-1st voice**
Daedalus, the father, to Icarus, his son, said, "If you disobey me and fly too near the sun the wax will melt. The feathers will fall. The wings will fail. And you will tumble like Phaethon into the sea and die."

**Chorus-All**
O Icarus!

**Chorus-All-silence**

**Chorus-3rd voice**
A voice!

**Icarus**
I

**Chorus -All**
Icarus!

**Icarus**
Demand! Deny my father's lies,
Sin-born, sung in fear, of men hidden under darkened skies-

**Chorus-3rd voice**
Fists clenched, and down

**Icarus**
Or die!

**Chorus-2nd voice**
Like flies, wings torn and every eye to heaven

**Icarus**
Die as Daedalus! Who, having slipped too near this rock to fall but down,
Praised the gods!

**Chorus-1st voice, whispers**
Care, Icarus!

**Icarus**
Hell-a lesser man, for having tasted heaven once, he turned,
Chose this Earth and green Aegean sod.

**Chorus-one voice**
Amend these lies!

**Chorus-another voice**
And end to night's deep dark

**Chorus-another voice**
And oily skin!

**Chorus-All-whispering**
O Icarus!

**Icarus**
Command! Ascend!

**Chorus-one dancing, arms wide**

**Icarus**
And dance as I
Above the gods and boundless starry winds.

**Chorus-All dancing**

**Icarus-soaring**

The End

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