alphabetical author index


  • Steve Yockey
  • Short Play, Comedy, Science Fiction, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • 2M, 1F
  • ISBN: 9780573700552

A type-A fairy and a boy being kept as a pet by a degenerate Leprechaun might be humanity's last hope in the face of an alien plague.

  • Short Play
  • Comedy, Science Fiction
  • 30 minutes

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

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
A type-A fairy and a boy being kept as a pet by a degenerate Leprechaun might be humanity's last hope in the face of an alien plague.

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.

The 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."


Premiere Production: lucky was commissioned by Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, California. It premiered on May 5, 2012 as part of their 45th Anniversary Gala. It was developed from an initial prompt by Elizabeth Banks and directed by Margot Melcon.
  • Casting: 2M, 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting

  • "PONY" SMITH - a young man, curious about the world, kept underground as a pet for a decade so his eyesight maybe isn't the best, also he has a collar.
  • WHISKEY BARREL - a man, a Leprechaun, a big talker with big plans, bossy, prone to unexpected verbally abusive rants and dementia due to years of intense alcoholism.
  • BICYCLE BELL - a woman, a Faerie, lithe, hard-edged in serious high heels, fitted skirts & blouse, and glasses, a severe and ill-humored minor functionary.