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  • Steve Yockey
  • Short Play, Mystery/Thriller, Present Day
  • 1M, 1F
  • ISBN: 9780573700552

One disaffected young girl's killing spree takes on ghostly undertones when her boyfriend realizes she was her own last victim.

  • Short Play
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Exterior 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
One disaffected young girl's killing spree takes on ghostly undertones when her boyfriend realizes she was her own last victim.

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

Premiere Production:

a lovely violent ghost haiku with gun 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, 2012. It was directed by Aimee Hayes.

  • Casting: 1M, 1F
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting

BOY - a teenage boy, a bit of a hooligan
GIRL - a teenage girl, trendy but dark

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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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