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when it happens it will happen quietly

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

In this snapshot of a play, two sisters enjoy a hearty bowl of stew after finally overpowering their father -- a man who was starving them.

  • 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: Intense Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
In this snapshot of a play, two sisters enjoy a hearty bowl of stew after finally overpowering their father -- a man who was starving them.

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 who stay there 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: when it happens it will happen quietly was commissioned by Dominic D'Andrea for the Los Angeles One Minute Play Festival, appearing as a part of Cornerstone Theater Company's Creative Seeds: An Exploration of Hunger project on November 17, 2011. It was directed by Ashley Teague.
  • Casting: 2F
  • Casting Attributes: All Female

KITH - a woman, lithe, constantly moving loose hair out of her face
KIN - Kith's little sister, perhaps a bit smaller, a bit weaker, but clearly the peacemaker

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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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