The Golden Cage
A Fantasy Musical by Deborah Henson-Conant
Welcome – Costume, Prop & Set Designers
This page has artist images of the show to help you get a quick sense of it.
“The Golden Cage” is about a mythical Bird-man who’s spent his life on a quest to find the legendary “Golden Cage,” the ultimate symbol of security. When we finally finds it – on a remote mountaintop, it’s everything he ever dreamed of … except for one thing. There’s a woman living inside it and she says it’s made of cement and iron and that she’s a prisoner.
There are two characters: Boris & Alphea
In the script one is a man and the other a woman, but that’s just for convenience – they can be any gender, age, race, ethnicity or body-type.
Boris is a Mythical Birdman.
He’s been searching his whole life for the the legendary “Golden Cage”, the ultimate symbol of Bird-person security.
Alphea doesn’t know who she is – only that she’s trapped
She doesn’t remember how she got here, she pulls on different costumes at different times to try to help her get a sense of who she is. Her house is filled with collections of marbles, musical instruments, hats, self-help books, etc.