- @ 7:30 p.m.
Run at Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington, NZ, by NZLARPS
by Stephanie Pegg
Smite the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die. -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
In the year 3029, Star Seeker Ulysses returned to Habitat Ithaca after twenty years of journeying, slew the many suitors of his faithful wife Penelope, and restored himself to the throne and obligations of ruler, spouse and father. Now he calls to him the comrades who were left behind on his long journey home; to set forth on one last expedition, beyond the western stars of the Spiral Arm: to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Will you join him? Or will you remain in the world of women: the housekeepers and wives, the daughters, the thought-sibyls, the goddesses, the technomancers... Do you want to? Will they let you?
Ulysses is a classical Greek tragedy IN SPACE!!! for 12 - 16 characters, written by Stephanie Pegg.
Content Warning: the cultural values of this game are inspired by those of ancient Greece, and include sexual double standards and the institution of slavery. Part of the game is thinking about what life is like living in a different time, what it means to be transgressive, and dealing with the consequences of your actions.