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Pocatello - Full Length Play, Drama

Pocatello

Samuel D. Hunter

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573704253

Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello—a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough Soup, Salad & Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The play takes place entirely on the floor of a nation-wide Italian restaurant. franchise in Pocatello, Idaho. The set should be specific enough that we know exactly what it is but general enough that it could be anywhere in the country.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Samuel D. Hunter is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship
Samuel D. Hunter is the 2012 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello—a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough Soup, Salad & Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter’s Idaho, this heartbreaking comedy is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape.


REVIEWS

“Samuel D. Hunter evokes a world in which identity itself has come to seem confusingly mass-produced... Pocatello suggests that while the brand names may have changed, the blues sung by quietly desperate middle Americans still have the same old lyrics.” - The New York Times, Read More

"Hunter, as warmhearted a dramatist as can be experienced these days, crafts Pocatello as if it were a Robert Altman film.” - Entertainment Weekly, Read More

“A touching production, both heartbreaking and funny, with an excellent cast, thoughtfully directed by Davis McCallum.” - Associated Press, Read More

“★★★★ Skillful and moving, humanely rendered and shrewdly structured, Hunter’s writing achieves a new level of technical complexity and strikes keen, ringing notes.” - Time Out New York, Read More 


Check out these photos from Playwrights Horizons' production of Pocatello in December 2014.


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Pocatello premiered in New York City at Playwrights Horizons in December of 2014, under the direction of Davis McCallum. 

Characters

CASTING

5m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Features Teens, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

EDDIE - Male, early 30s.
MAX - Male, early 20s.
ISABELLE - Female, 20s.
TROY - Male, mid 30s.
DORIS - Female, 60s. Eddie and Nick’s mother.
NICK - Male, mid to late 30s. Eddie’s older brother.
KELLY - Female, mid 30s. Nick’s wife.
COLE - Male, 70s, Troy’s father.
TAMMY - Female, late 30s, Troy’s wife.
BECKY - Female, 17. Troy and Tammy’s daughter.
Videos
  • Pocatello trailer - Playwrights Horizons

  • Samuel D. Hunter on Pocatello

  • Audiences on Pocatello at Playwrights Horizons

Author
Samuel D. Hunter

Samuel D. Hunter

Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include "The Whale" (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play), "A Bright New Boise" (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), "The Few," "A Great Wilderness," "Rest," "Pocatello," and most recently, "Lewiston" and "Clarkston." He is the recipient of a 2014 ... view full profile

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