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heavy cream

  • Steve Yockey
  • Short Play, Dark Comedy, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • 2M, 2F
  • ISBN: 9780573700552

An award-winning marketing team is locked in a small room with a bottle of heavy cream and a hammer to see who gets the only promotion.

  • Short Play
  • Dark Comedy
  • 30 minutes

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

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
An award-winning marketing team is locked in a small room with a bottle of heavy cream and a hammer to see who gets the only promotion.

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.


"Steven Yockey's series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness."

LA Weekly

"Yockey's new play is an eerie excursion into the surreal and supernatural." 


"...The theatrical equivalent of Disneyland's Space Mountain, i.e. equal parts excitement, terror, glee, Very Still and Hard To See provides thrills galore."

Stage Scene LA

Premiere Production: heavy cream was commissioned and produced by Southern Rep in New Orleans, Louisiana. It premiered at the Le Chat Noir Theatre as part of GoodNight on October 28, 2010. It was directed by Aimee Hayes.
  • Casting: 2M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting

  • ADAM - a frustrated business man showing the signs of sleep deprivation
    SALLY - a very put together woman, all business with a clear eye for advancement
    JAMES - an optimistic man, probably not very well cut out for management
    BETTY - a young woman, a Buttercow Milk Page with an enormous bundle of white balloons