The Glory of God

In the present: The Scholar has lost her data. She’s writing about the Monk. She flirts with the Techie to get it back; her girlfriend calls her on it. In the past: The Monk copies down the story of Daphne and Apollo. A girl sneaks in the window to steal him away. In the distant past, and now: Daphne lives inside her tree, breathing eternal in the writing of her. The Glory of God is sought. Love is found.

Cast Requirements

2 men
3 women


Playscripts’ Ten Minute Plays from the Guthrie Theater, Vol. 3; Smith and Kraus’ The Best Ten-Minute Plays for Three or More Actors, 2004.

Production and Development History

Commissioned: Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project and the Guthrie Theater.

Performed: Guthrie Lab, Minneapolis (2003); Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York (2004).