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hysterical

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

One young woman's post break-up bender is interrupted when the iconic mascot on the liquor bottle's label comes to life with advice.

  • Short Play
  • Comedy
  • 30 minutes

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

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
One young woman's post break-up bender is interrupted when the iconic mascot on the liquor bottle's label comes to life with advice.

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. 

REVIEWS:

"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."

 Backstage

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

Stage Scene LA

Premiere Production: hysterical: a play that tastes like black licorice was commissioned and produced by Dad's Garage in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of Fingertips, which opened on July 10, 2009. It was directed by Matthew Meyers.
  • Casting: 1M, 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting

ELIZABETH - a woman in her 20s with a penchant for strong alcohol and suppressing her feelings and reality
WHITE STAG - a white stag with impressive antlers

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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.

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