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foolish heart

  • Steve Yockey
  • Short Play, Drama, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • 1M, 1F
  • ISBN: 9780573700552

A troubled married couple sits in their car and debates whether to go through with a kidnapping that is irrevocable but might be entirely justified.

  • Short Play
  • Drama
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
A troubled married couple sits in their car and debates whether to go through with a kidnapping that is irrevocable but might be entirely justified.

From very still & hard to see, a collection of short plays by the acclaimed playwright Steve Yockey – a magical, funny, and occasionally surreal creation that will take you on an exhilarating, visceral journey.

This second collection of short plays from Steve Yockey mixes comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak to unearth worlds populated by desperate people, mythical characters, faceless corporate masters, and at least one Slasher flick heroine. The second half of the collection is comprised of the work very still & hard to see. This short play cycle recounts the history of a cursed hotel and the unfortunate guests who stay there. From riding in an erratic elevator and dealing with possessive ghosts to managing an ever-expanding hole in the floor armed only with gleaning supplies, these encounters with the unknown chillingly collapse the distance between the real and the surreal and remind us that, sometimes, bad things do happen for a reason. 

Premiere Production: foolish heart was commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California. It premiered as part of the Car Plays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Off Center Festivalon Janueary 14, 2012. It was directed by Ron Klier.
  • Casting: 1M, 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting

MINDY - a woman, a wife, "type A", and one for making plans but not always good plans
KEITH - a man, a husband, in love with Mindy but it's not easy trying to go along with this program

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From very still & hard to see, a collection of short plays by the acclaimed playwright Steve Yockey – a magical, funny, and occasionally surreal creation that will take you on an exhilarating, visceral journey.

$24.95