Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change.
CRITIC'S PICK! "Year of the Rooster at the Ensemble Studio Theater isn't merely entertaining. It's astonishingly entertaining."Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
Best Shows of 2013! "This is a funny, fierce work and you leave eager to see the playwright's next one!"Michael Glitz, The Huffington Post
"Eric Dufault's comical cockfight thriller Year of the Rooster, written for Youngblood, brims with that group's ferocious, under-30 pep."Time Out New York
Year of the Rooster Script
Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex aka "Odie" is the baddest barnyard bird there is. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.