Spin


Music fades as lights on Minerva, centre stage.
She is standing on the pile of money.
Arachne in guise of spider crouches on the side, holding a ball of black wool. During Minerva's speech, she gradually spins a web around her, so that by the end Minerva is completely trapped.


Minerva:
Have you ever felt you were born for greatness? For the grand palaces of this world? Versailles, Pieterhof, the Reichstag... Well, I can tell you, you weren't. I was.



This play is loosely based on Ovid’s tale of the seamstress Arachne, turned into a spider by the goddess Minerva. It was commissioned by Write by Numbers theatre company, for their ‘Ovid Reworked’ festival, and was premiered in Brixton in 2010.
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