The Twelve Labors of Hercules A play written by the West Park third grade GT class The Lion Narrator: Hera made Hercules go mad and he killed all his children. To resolve this terrible deed Hercules was told he had to do ten labors. Here is his first labor. Hercules: (walk)Where is that lion? (walk more) (Lion stands there thinking Hercules can’t do anything to him.) Hercules: There it is! I’ll finish my labor! ( hit it lighly with your club) (Lion still standing there looking at Hercules) Hercules: This skin can’t be broke! (The lion gets ready to pounce on Hercules) Hercules: (runs and yells) AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! (Hercules runs in a circle and jumps on the lion’s back) Narrator: The lion was killed and skinned with his own claws. Hercules kept the skin as a trophy from his first labor. Hydra Narrator: Next, Hera sent Hercules to kill the Hydra. Hercules: (walks and walks and walks…) Hydra: Grrrroww!!! Hercules: There you are! Oh! The smell of your breath is deadly! (Gets to hydra, inhales, doesn’t exhale and wacks hydra heads with a sword) Narrator: No matter how many heads Hercules cuts off there are still just as many on the beast as when the battle was started. Hercules: Chariot Driver, set fire to the beast’s heads! Chariot Driver: Sure thing, boss. Boar Script Eurysthes: Go to Mount Erymanthus and capture the wild boar alive! Hercules: But Eurysthes! Eurysthes: Enough! Go now!! Narrator: On the slopes of Mount Erymathus roamed a wild boar with tusks as sharp as swords. Eurysthes sent Hercules to capture the boar alive. Hercules: (screams) Narrator: Hercules chased the wild boar and drove it with yells. Hercules: Finally I captured it (smiles). Phew! Eurysthes: (Moans) Hercules: (Smiles) Birds Deer Narrator : For Hercules’s 6th labor , he has to find the deer that belongs to the goddess of the hunt. Hercules : (Look for deer) I wish I could find that deer! Deer : (Sneak behind tree) Narrator : Two hours later. Hercules : (Walk around) I wish I could find that deer! Where is it? Narrator : One minute later. Hercules : (Look at deer and catch it) Oh, there it is! Hercules : (Bring to Euristheus) Here it is! Cleaning the Stables Hera : Now go! Clean the stables. Narrator: Hercules set off far away to clean the stables. Hercules: (holding his nose) Wow! These stables are stinky. Narrator: Hercules walked outside and glanced at the two rivers. Hercules : (looking triumphant) Oh! Aw…I will wash the stables with these rivers. Narrator: He went over to the river and used his powers to make the river flood the stables. It became clean very soon! Hercules: (looking happy and strong) Yes! I have done it again! (Hercules takes long bow to his audience) Queen THE MAN EATING MARES Narrator: So Hercules sets off for Hera on his 8th labor. Hercules: goodbye Hera! Hera: Bye Hercules! Narrator: So Hercules sets off. Hours later….. Hercules: (running and making panting noises) Ah the mares! Mares: Ggggggrrrrrrrrr! (Hercules punches a man.) PUNCH! Mares: Aaaaaaaa! Kaboom! (sonic boom) Camera man stumbles and falls. Narrator: Later…. Hercules: Here ya go brother! Eurysthes:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! GET THOSE THINGS AWAY FROM ME!!!! Hercules: Here you go Hera. The Bull Narrator: Hercules is about to be told what his labor is. Hera: You will bring me the fire breathing bull here before me in one day. Hercules: Yes mam. Hera: Then be off with you. Narrator: Hercules is setting off to do his labor. Hercules: There it is! (jump and run ) Yow! The bull blew fire on my bum! Narrator: Hercules stabs the bull and captures it. Hercules has finished his labor. The Red Cows Narrator: Hercules was sent to an island far out in the ocean. To get there, he needed a boat. Hercules: Hey! Helios, what ya doin’? Helios: What does it look like? Hercules: Give me your boat! Helios: No! Go away! Hercules: I will shoot you from the sky if you do not give me that boat. Helios: (trembling) Okay! Take the boat. Narrator: Hercules got into the boat and went to the island of the red cows. He sailed to it quickly. He began to load the herd of red cows, and Geryon’s watch man and his two- headed dog rushed at him. With one swing of his mighty club, Hercules did away with them both. Hercules pierced a monster’s body to be safe. Hercules sailed back with the herd of cows. When he arrived at the mainland, Hera sent a swarm of gadflies to sting the cows and they all scattered all over Europe. Hercules was able to find them all and bring them to Eurysthes. Hera: (whispering to the audience)The labors in which Hercules was helped did not count so, he must do 2 more. Hercules: What will I have to do next! (bows to the audience) The Golden Apples Hera: Since two of your tasks do not count. You must find a golden apple from my garden and return it to me. Hurry and be back soon. Off with you now. Go. Bye. Narrator: Hercules ran out to look for Hera’s secret garden. Then a brilliant idea popped into his head… Hercules: I know exactly what to do. I will find out if Hera told somebody about her secret garden. Yeah that is totally brilliant. This will definitely work. Narrator: Hercules found a man and asked him. Hercules: Tell me where Hera’s secret garden is. Old Man: No! (Hercules wrestles the man) Old Man: Okay, I’ll tell you if you let me go. Hercules: Thank you, I knew you would see things my way after a little while. Narrator: Hercules traveled to the end of the Earth where Atlas was holding up the sky. Atlas helped Hercules pick the apples. Hercules took them and brought them back to Eurysthes who gave them back to Hera. Cerberus Narrator: Hercules is about to find out what his twelfth labor is. Hera: Okay Hercules, let’s get this over with. You have to bring me Cerberus and if you die, you lose. Hercules: OKAY! Narrator: Hercules has set off to finish his labor. Hercules: Hey Hades, I need to talk to you. Hades: You must leave now! Hercules: Please! Hades: Okay, what do you want? Hercules: Can I borrow Cerberus for a while? Hades: Just for fifteen minutes. Hercules: Okay! ( groan ) Bye Hades. Narrator: Hercules has finished his last labor. Wait, we just received news that Hercules will have to do one more labor because Atlas helped him get the apples. Now it’s your turn to pick what you want Hercules to do for his thirteenth labor. The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules By Ryan (WP - Second Grade) To bring 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 man-eating buffaloes and turtles and not get eaten or lose one turtle or buffalo and bring them to the pit of doom and bring back 1,000,000,000,000 man eating turtle and buffaloes to the king of Death. Not again, Hercules Story #1. Hercules got all the 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 but he put them in to the pit of darkness but Hercules still got the tusk. By Andrew (WP - Second Grade) He has to eat 2,000,000,000 donuts in one bite. So he goes to Mount Olympus, opens his mouth really big, and jumps and his mouth lands on it. By Austin (WP - Second Grade) Pick up Mt. Olympus and get crushed and bring back 700 worms for the king to make himself powerful and survive. But first he had to pick fights with the gods until they let him, but not hurt them. By Nadine (WP – Third Grade) Hercules had to capture a man glossing lip gloss monster but the tricky part is that he can’t get one speck of lip gloss on him. There Hercules is climbing Mount Olympus right at the middle he looks over and sees the glossy monster and captures it before your very eyes but since this is a glossy monster she turned into a lip gloss small bottle and went through one of the nets and turned back into the monster once again. Hercules took out a bag without any holes and captured the monster! Once again, Hercules has done his labor. By Kieran (WP – Third Grade) Hera made Hercules to make a dragon be under her command. So he went to Aphrodite and stole a bottle of love potion. Then he forced a dragon to go to Hera. Then used the potion so that the dragon fell so madly in love with Hera it would do what she said. By Aidan (WP – Third Grade) Hera said Hercules had to jump into lava, swim to the bottom and get the fire breathing, fast biting, lava fishy. So, Hercules set off to the lava pit far away. To see how deep it was, he got a small twig and stuck it into the lava. It cracked as it hit the bottom. Apparently the lava pit was only 3 inches deep. He got a rather large stick and switched it around at the bottom (hoping to find the fish). At the bottom of the pit he hit a rock that slipped. The lava immediately drained and water filled it up. Hercules took the stick out real fast. Fire was on the tip of the tip of it. He blew it out. Soon he realized what the rock had been. It was carved and shaped like a fish. Hercules looked for another one. When he found it he hugged it. Then the bottom of the pit cleared and it seemed ocean was under him. He saw a fishy swimming. He grabbed it and swam to the surface. The fish started breathing fire on his hands. He took the lion skin and cornered the fish in that. When he gave it to Hera she put it in a fish bowl. Apparently the fish didn’t like water anymore so it turned the water into lava. The lava did not melt the fishy bowl for some reason. Neither Hercules nor Hera knows why! By Ari (WP – Third Grade) He has to swim across the Pacific Ocean in 30 minutes or less with one breath. Hercules dove in, took a big breath, and went in the water then pounded the water and made such a big wave it took him across in one minute and punched all the sharks in his way. By Ben (WP – Third Grade) Hercules, by the order of me, has to collect 60 chunks of silver and kill the 60 headed snakes that guard them. Quickly Hercules traveled all over. He killed the snakes, got the silver, and gave them to Hera. Hera was NOT happy. By Teddy (WP – Third Grade) Hercules had to go into outer space get all planets and bring them back to earth. But Hera talked to the Martians and aliens and told them to destroy Hercules before he got to earth. So there were aliens flying every where and they were shooting lasers. Hercules just swung his club and knocked all the aliens away. He took the planets back to Hera and her mouth hung open until the day the world ended. By ? For Herculeses thirteenth labor he has to go to a city of giants and find the king giant and bring back his pet four headed leopard alive. So, he set off to the city By Plato’s Assistant Hera told Hercules that his victory retrieving the golden apples didn’t count because Atlas helped him. Now, Hercules would have to perform one last labor before he would be forgiven for killing his children. For his thirteenth labor, Hercules would have to drive Helios’ Sun Chariot across the sky. Hercules had heard what happened to Helios’ son, Phaeton, when he attempted to drive the chariot and was determined not to let this happen again. He went down into a fiery cave to meet with his half-brother Hephaestus. Hephaestus made Hercules some forging gloves made to withstand even the hottest of temperatures. He also made special blinders for the horses that pulled the chariot. These blinders would keep the horses focused only on the path Hercules wanted them to travel. Hercules then challenged Helios to an arm wrestling match. The winner would be able to request a favor of the other that couldn’t be refused. Helios had watched Hercules accomplish his twelve labors and gain much fame, but he though that Hercules had met his match this time. On the evening of the wrestling match many lights shimmered in the northern sky. It seemed as if Helios and Hercules would pass the night in a deadlock when Hercules, with a final groan, swung Helios’ arm down. Before the crack of dawn, Hercules blinded the fiery steeds and raced across the path in the heavens. He used his strong arms to keep the wild horses on their course just far enough away from the earth to give it warmth. When the last golden ray vanished from the earth that day, Hercules had finally made up for his crime.