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Food for Fish - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Food for Fish

Adam Szymkowicz

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 4f

ISBN: 9780822221982

Bobbie drops the pages from his novel into the Hudson River. They tell…

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Farce, Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy


Unit Set/Multiple Settings


Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes




College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Bobbie drops the pages from his novel into the Hudson River. They tell the story of three sisters: Sylvia, a reporter, Barbara, an agoraphobe (played by a man in drag), and Alice, a scientist with a plan to isolate and eliminate the gene for love. The three sisters are going to have to bury their father—when they get around to it. His coffin has been sitting in the living room for a year now, and he's starting to smell. Meanwhile, Bobbie goes out each night kissing strangers, and Sylvia goes out each night looking for Bobbie. A story of unrequited love, missed connections and a novel in a bottle.

"…fabulously weird and weirdly fabulous…the reconsidered stereotypes and unexpected observations keep coming." —NY Times. "…a smart, well-done play…Catch it before it's gone…" —NYTheatre.com.  

"...Szymkowicz has written a refreshingly perceptive work about how love, work and interior narratives act to both blind and free the individual." --LA Weekly 

 “Adam Szymkowicz puts a fresh spin on Anton Chekhov's most popular play in this hilarious facelift of The Three Sisters . . . Examining the least flattering tendencies of human nature both draws the siblings closer and threatens to pull them apart, showing that, as in life, tragedy and comedy exist side by side.”  --Flavorpill LA 

“Szymkowicz is a gifted young playwright with an imagination on overdrive . . . Szymkowicz and Single Carrot truly offer a plate of characters and a tribute to the powers and the prisons that we live in as we desperately try to find dates, sneak kisses, get published, and work magic.”  --Baltimore City Paper 

“Is this a play about how well does anyone really know their true self? What keeps us from murdering our insane bosses or pushing a stranger in front of a train, as Dexter contemplates? Is it a play about loss, the painful transitions that occur as we grow from boy to man to husband, from girl to woman to wife, or the pain of never growing up at all? Perhaps all of the above.”  --Baltimore Examiner 

“…one smart play… a wild, strange trip, full of black humor, and something to really challenge the mind.” --Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

“This play by the brilliant young playwright, Adam Szymkowicz, is one strange work of art … it is compelling, humorous, and I would give it a 9 on the proverbial scale.” --Robert Heller, Publisher's Feature Service (Atlanta) 




2m, 4f


Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Expandable casting, Multicultural casting

Adam Szymkowicz

Adam Szymkowicz

  Adam Szymkowicz's plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as MCC Theater, LCT3, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LAByrinth Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages, The New Group, Southern Rep, Rising Phoenix, The Lark ... view full profile

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