by A.W. Marshall


The stage play, Pan, is an updated examination of the myth of the Greek god Pan, taking Pan and his mythic implications and adapting them in contrast to our contemporary society. In Greek myth, Pan represents unrestrained lust and irreverent freedom, which is in complete opposition to many current day prejudices.


Pan and his two remaining nymphs live in a cabin located in Oregon. They have fled Greece to somehow avoid death.

Though Pan is blind, he is disgusted that his nymphs have begun to age. Over the course of the play, he comes to terms with his impotence, his brutality, and his fading immortality. Along the way, he is visited by Jesus, Jim Diamond (the turn of the century millionaire and famous glutton), the Greek goddess Artemis, and his own younger self.

The situation explodes as the four different worlds of Pan’s psyche past, present, delusions, and dreams collide with one another and with the world outside his cabin.

Meanwhile, as Pan’s death looms in the background, and he fights these conflicting forces and their demands that he repent, he takes refuge in his final “voice” by playing on his “Pan” flute.