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3  Plays/Musicals » Hadestown
2Homecoming by Rapunzella Published in honor of Reeve Carney's final performance in Hadestown. It's a sad tale. It's a tragedy. It finally comes to an end the way all mortals' stories do, when Orpheus boards the train to Hadestown. But the end of one story might just be the beginning of another… (WARNING: major character death; canon character death (mentioned); grief; depression; illness)
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Tragedy, words: 5k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 11/18/2023, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
1 Now I want to Hold You, too by CapivaraEscritora Set in All I've Ever Known, cannon compilant. Eurydice struggles upon deciding to stay and accepting she's in love with Orpheus I might be projecting but I think it looks cool
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/13/2023, Orpheus, Eurydice
Enough by lalalei Eurydice is used to never having enough, or just enough to get by, and while the summer harvest brings plenty, winter brings famine. When she sees Orpheus struggling too, Eurydice considers who she was once and who she is now as she makes a fateful choice.
T, English, Drama & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/8/2023, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, The Fates
2Rhapsody by darkknightsrevenge No mortal can be sentenced to eternity in the underworld if immortal blood runs in their veins. And behind closed doors, Hades transferred some immortal blood to Eurydice. Most men wouldn't want to raise a babe that wasn't his, but that's not Orpheus' way.
T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 4, follows: 2, 5/29/2023, Orpheus, Eurydice
Embrace by lalalei Ten years after Lindsey's journey to Hadestown, her brother Chibueze joined her. When he saw how Hades' ways changed his sister, he wouldn't take it lying down. Based on Chibueze Ihuoma's headcanons about his and Lindsey Hailes' workers being siblings.
T, English, Drama & Tragedy, words: 4k+, favs: 1, 2/16/2023, Hades, Factory Workers
1 Everything I Do by lalalei An untold time after Orpheus's failure, Persephone is a permanent resident of the Underworld, and Hades works endlessly to make her love Hadestown and all he's done in her name. Based on cut lyrics from a 2014 Dartmouth workshop.
T, English, Drama & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 3, 11/19/2022, Hades, Persephone, Factory Workers
Winds of Change by lalalei Orpheus turned too soon, leaving Eurydice behind in the darkness. But even in darkness, songs are sung, and Hermes offers a choice and a box of matches. Based on the Edmonton version of Hadestown.
K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 840, favs: 4, 8/19/2022, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes, Factory Workers
23A Tale of Love From Long Ago » by CapivaraEscritora See, someone's got to tell the tale, whether or not it turns out well... Maybe it will turn out this time...
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 22, words: 63k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, updated: 8/14/2022 published: 1/31/2022, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
1Your Home and Mine by lalalei Orpheus grew up with a love of nature and music and a distrust of the industries of Hadestown, but he didn't know the complexities of Persephone's love for Hades until he felt love at first sight himself-and the desire to share your home with someone you loved. Based on the Edmonton version of Hadestown.
K+, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 4, 7/3/2022, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
Freelance by lalalei The Fates have served Hades faithfully, even as he turned them against one another and rotated them out in favor of new hires. When Eurydice is selected as a new Fate, the Fates realize their bonds run deeper than expected, and they'll do anything to keep their sisterly bond intact. Based on the Vermont version of Hadestown.
T, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 4k+, favs: 1, 6/18/2022, Hades, Orpheus, Eurydice, The Fates
The One Left Behind by lalalei Jax's cousin John left for Hadestown with a note goodbye and a gently-used lyre left behind. Needing answers, a sense of closure, and hope for the future, Jax turns to Hermes and is given even more than he asked for. Based on John Krause headcanoning his chorus member as Orpheus's friend Jax and seeing him and Worker #3 as separate people.
K+, English, Family & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 6/2/2022, Orpheus, Hermes, Factory Workers, Jax
1 From the Heart by lalalei Orpheus honed his musical talents from an early age, and soon found a dear friend in Chibueze, who learned from him and gave advice when he could. With winter coming on and Hermes having a lot of work ahead, Orpheus feels it's time for Chibueze's turn in the spotlight. Based on the National Tour of Hadestown.
K, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 5/24/2022, Orpheus, Hermes, Factory Workers
1 On the Other Side by lalalei Just as there will always be a Persephone, so too will there be a Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos to determine her fate. This time, however, one will become the other. Based on Jewelle Blackman's performances as both Atropos and Persephone.
K+, English, Family & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 5/7/2022, Persephone, The Fates
1 As If It Might Turn Out by lalalei Spring has come again as the story resets once more, but the weight of tragedy runs deep. When Eurydice enters the bar with a red carnation in hand and a candle in need of a match, she finds Hermes needs hope for the future as much as she does.
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 953, favs: 2, 5/4/2022, Persephone, Eurydice, Hermes
2 Alive by lalalei Orpheus spends his days singing and working on a project that seems eternally stuck, but when the windswept girl enters the train station, she makes him feel alive in ways he never has before. Based on the London version of Hadestown.
K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 3, 4/24/2022, Orpheus, Eurydice
2 Sassy Gay Friend: Orpheus by omelettethemusical Meet Orpheus from Greek mythology, and from the musical Hadestown. He is about to look back at his wife Eurydice, which will trap her in the underworld forever. This fate could have been avoided if he had a sassy gay friend. Written for April Fool's Day. (Rated T for language)
T, English, Humor & Friendship, words: 545, favs: 1, 4/1/2022, Orpheus, Eurydice
1 Maybe This Time by omelettethemusical At the end of the show, Hermes reflects on why he keeps telling the story, even though he knows how it ends. To the tune of "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret.
K, English, Parody & Tragedy, words: 139, favs: 1, 3/11/2022, Hermes
2 Birds of a Feather by lalalei Orpheus and Eurydice are alike in many ways and different in many others, but their deepest connection may be the shared fear of being alone. With a song for a better world in his heart and the terrible state of Hadestown in his mind, Orpheus can only hope what he has is enough to make her stay. Based on the NYTW version of Hadestown.
K+, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 1/28/2022, Hades, Orpheus, Eurydice
2 Who Says Times Are Hard? by lalalei Persephone built her speakeasy to give the shades of Hadestown some respite from unending work, but that wasn't the only reason. The other reason, she reflects, is guilt in Hadestown's creation.
K+, English, Drama & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 4, 1/6/2022, Hades, Persephone, Factory Workers
Worth the Wait by lalalei For all Hermes could curse the Fates for, and did, he was forever grateful that they granted Orpheus a lifelong friend in Jax. While the details of how they met differed throughout the cycles, the friendship was worth the wait. Based on John Krause headcanoning his chorus member as Orpheus's friend Jax, and seeing him and Worker #3 as separate people.
K+, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 12/7/2021, Orpheus, Hermes, The Fates, Jax
2 Cog in the Machine » by lalalei Many souls come to Hadestown for many reasons, and you're the newest arrival. Follow your own path to paradise or road to ruin as you step into a worker's boots, from the journey to Hadestown to the work you're assigned, and don't forget to have drinks at a certain speakeasy. Linear story with choose-your-own-adventure elements.
K+, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 22, words: 6k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 10/22/2021, Hades, Persephone, Orpheus, Factory Workers
1 Stargazing by lalalei When everything began, the Fates were close behind, and they watched the gods, men, and the stars alike.
K+, English, words: 630, favs: 1, follows: 1, 10/9/2021, Hades, Persephone, Hermes, The Fates
Bring Him Comfort by lalalei The first time he turns, there is no song of comfort for Orpheus, only his own grief and lament at losing Eurydice. As he wanders the world alone, however, the faint sound of music begins to take shape. Set between Vermont Hadestown and the 2010 concept album.
K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 922, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/7/2021, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, The Fates
2 The Songs People Sing by lalalei What starts as a simple plan to sneak into Hadestown to see Eurydice leaves Orpheus in danger when he's captured by the Maenads and forced to sing endlessly to provide music for their revels. Hermes, Persephone, and Eurydice venture to rescue him before even Orpheus's voice gives out. Set post-turn.
T, English, Drama & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 6, follows: 3, 7/28/2021, Persephone, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
When the Weather Turns by lalalei Alone in his office as the weather grows ever colder, Hades awaits Eurydice's success or failure as the unending storm and its song reaches his ears. Based on TheRainbowWillow's fanfic "When Hell Freezes Over," found on Tumblr and Archive of Our Own.
T, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 776, favs: 2, 7/8/2021, Hades, Orpheus, Eurydice
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