Narcissus & Echo

mount olympus · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
Add Your Review

certified reviewers


all reviewers


all press

PAMELA CLAY certified reviewer July 28, 2017
What a phenomenal show! Expertly written, directed, acted, sung, choreographed & produced! Wonderful ensemble & solo standouts & important message delivered with heart and wisdom! Will stay with me for a long time to come - mindblowing & deeply moving! ... full review
ASHLEY STEED stage raw and la bitter lemons certified reviewer June 16, 2017
This modern adaptation of the Narcissus and Echo myth blends it with current environmental issues surrounding clean and accessible water. Written and directed by Elizabeth Lanier and original music by Ian Michaels and Jetta Juriansz, this crew has created a show that is both humorous and affecting. Echo (played Jetta Juriansz, who displays a gorgeous voice) works as the marketing director for Watair, a synthetic water company owned by Zeus. Hera, Zeus’ wife, owns a rival synthetic water company called Rainsip. Consumed by jealousy, Hera takes away Echo’s voice leaving her only able to repeat what’s said to her. Needless to say, this affects her ability to do her job marketing Watair. She returns to the forest where she meets Narcissus (a ... full review
TAYLOR WINTERS certified reviewer June 26, 2017
Simply put, Narcissus and Echo is brilliant. Hilarious, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking, the play manages to not miss a single step from start to finish. Yet despite how fun or funny it may be, it is also, in many ways, a tough play. Lanier’s writing is clear-eyed, unflinching, and honest not just about the nature of the systems that oppress, but the roles that we all play in the propagation of said systems. The play carries with it a certain cynicism, in which people across all points of the “power” spectrum are corrupt in their own way, from the charlatan at the new age medicine store to the CEO damaging lives to protect a profit margin. At times, it even seems to advance the grim suggestion that all of this might be, in many ways, i... full review