Casey William Walker

I have the wonderful opportunity to be playing Prometheus in Zion Theatre Company’s Prometheus Unbound. The play is about Greek mythology with a modern parallel to Christianity, my character in particular. The Titan Prometheus in early days of Greek mythology was seen as a trickster to the Gods because he was the creator of mankind and stole fire from the Gods and gave it to man. Subsequently Zeus bound him in chains for 1000 years and was caused inexplicable torture and pain when an eagle would devour his liver every day after it grew back from the day previous. But later his story evolved into one of heroism because he was seen as mankind’s advocate whereas the other Gods seemed selfish and looked upon man with little regard. This makes an easy parallel to Christianity where Jesus Christ is our advocate and suffered more than we can know for all mankind and is the Giver and Creator of all life. These are two very different stories but with the same message of hope for us all. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful production that lifts and enlightens the soul.



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