This readers theatre script explores the ageless tale of Psyche and Eros, a story of eternal love. Originally written as a Roman novel thousands of year ago, this love story has been the theme for almost every romance ever written.
The script (7 pages) is written for 7-8 characters and is a great compliment to any mythology unit for grades 4-8. It uses basic language and tells the story in a way that makes sense for young readers.
This script is also included in the complete works (5 total scripts) offered on my sales page if you are looking to do a full class play with a variety of mythological tales.
This is the story of how Psyche and Eros (Soul and Love) found each other. Psyche, a beautiful mortal and the admiration of many made Aphrodite, the goddess of love, very jealous. She sent her son, Eros, to cast a spell on her but instead, he fell deeply in love with her. He feared that his true form would prevent her form loving him for real so he forbade her to ever look at him. He loved Psyche and cared for her with everything she could ever ask for. He showered her with kindness. Her sisters, being jealous of the love she was receiving, convinced Psyche that she should not trust him and that he was a monster. Believing her sisters poison, she snuck a peek of his true form but was caught. This betrayal of trust hurt Eros so much that he abandoned her. Both suffered broken hearts and Psyche vowed to mend the love. She journeys to Aphrodite and pleads for help. Aphrodite, still jealous, sets her up to accomplish near impossible tasks, which culminate in a trip to the underworld. Psyche does complete each and every task with the help of universal love and they are reunited once again. They marry in a ceremony attended by the Gods and their love is eternal.