Bringing Fire (Prometheus of Wall Street) is a musical (for lack of a better word) of Aeschylus' Prometheus Unbound. It's an accurate, modern translation of the original play staged by a group of protesters at a site reminiscent of Occupy Wall Street. The name Prometheus means forethought. Prometheus is able to see the future although, as the play suggests, seeing the future and experiencing it are two separate things. The play begins with 2 gods, Kratos and Hephaestus, binding Prometheus to a rock as a punishment for giving fire to the humans. (Witness) A chorus of Oceanids arrive to learn why Prometheus has helped the humans. (Easy For You) Prometheus knows that eventually Zeus will be conquered and he will be freed from the rock. Oceanus (a fellow god, a Titan) arrives to persuade Prometheus to tell Zeus the name of the hero who will conquer Zeus so Prometheus can save himself from years of torture. (Oceanus' Entrance) Prometheus doesn't care. (Prometheus' Thank You) Oceanus leaves. (Oceanus' Exit) Prometheus explains that only by standing strong against Zeus can progress be made in the world. (Chorus/Prometheus, Why Would You Do It?). Io arrives. She is a beautiful young woman that Zeus desired. Zeus has given her countless obstacles in life so that he could take his pleasure with her. (Io's Tale) Io's story has strengthened Prometheus' resolve. (Zeus Will Be Brought Down.) Hermes, Zeus' ambassador, arrives to threaten Prometheus with greater pains. Prometheus laughs in his face. Firmly standing by one's principles over the long haul is how the world can change and humankind's condition will be improved. (Finale)

width="26" Witness - Kyle Golemba, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano; Jordan Till, djembe

width="26" Easy For You - Kyle Golemba, Jen Rider-Shaw, Tahirih Vejdani, Kayla James, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano; Jordan Till, djembe

width="26" Oceanus' Entrance - Jordan Till, Geoffrey Tyler, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano

width="26" Prometheus' Thank You - Geoffrey Tyler, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano

width="26" Oceanus' Exit - Jordan Till, Geoffrey Tyler, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano

width="26" Chorus/Prometheus - Jen Rider-Shaw, Tahirih Vejdani, Kayla James, Geoffrey Tyler, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano

width="26" Why Would You Do It? - Jen Rider-Shaw, Tahirih Vejdani, Kayla James, Geoffrey Tyler, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano

width="26" Io's Tale - Keely Hutton, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano; Jordan Till, djembe

width="26" Zeus Will Be Brought Down - Victor Dolhai, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano; Jordan Till, djembe

width="26" Finale pt 1 - Jen Rider-Shaw, Tahirih Vejdani, Kayla James, Victor Dolhai, vocals; Carl Danielsen, piano; Jordan Till, djembe

Here's Andrew Broderick as Hephaestus: the opening of the show.

The first scene: Steve Ross (Kratos), Andrew Broderick (Hephaestus), Travis Seetoo (Prometheus)

Galen Johnson as Hephaestus

Kyle Golemba singing Prometheus' first song: Witness

The first choral ode. Kyle Golemba (Prometheus), Kayla James, Jen Rider-Show and Tahirih Vejdani as the Oceanids

Geoffrey Tyler singing "Not You, Not Me" (Prometheus' Thank You)

The second choral Ode - Kayla James, Jen Rider-Shaw, Tahirih Vejdani as Oceanids; Geoffrey Tyler as Prometheus

 

Keely Hutton as Io (the first entrance)

 

Keely Hutton singing Io's Tale

 Victor Dolhai as Prometheus singing "Zeus Will Be Brought Down"

Victor Dolhai as Prometheus singing to the Oceanids (Kayla James, Jen Rider-Shaw and Tahirih Vejdani)

Scene with Hermes and Prometheus. Nick Dolan as Hermes; Victor Dolhai as Prometheus

Oh, this is a picture of me climbing Mt. Parnassus. 

There's nothing down here. It's not a treasure hunt...