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Pluto - Full Length Play, Drama

Pluto

Steve Yockey

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573706219

"Imbuing his ripped-from-the-headlines material with the horrific impulse of Tracy Letts and Martin McDonagh — with a dash of Tony Kushner’s hushed and prophetic intelligence — Yockey delivers an American tragedy as important as it is disturbing." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A suburban kitchen.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

In the wake of a local tragedy involving gun violence at a community college, single mother Elizabeth Miller and her withdrawn son, Bailey, try to jump-start their relationship across the breakfast table. But with berserker appliances, shifting astronomy, and the talkative new family dog’s interruptions, Elizabeth might not be able to really “see” the person she needs to see most.

REVIEWS 

"Imbuing his ripped-from-the-headlines material with the horrific impulse of Tracy Letts and Martin McDonagh — with a dash of Tony Kushner’s hushed and prophetic intelligence — Yockey delivers an American tragedy as important as it is disturbing." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Read More 

"[Pluto's] style attacks the audience with a fierce combination of kitchen realism and Jean Cocteau’s off-the-wall conflation of dream and daily life. The results are rivetingly funny, bizarre, emotionally raw, and intellectually provocative." - MD Theatre Guide, Read More 

"Like a well-written sci-fi novel, [Pluto] does have its own peculiar logic. And it’s a logic that Yockey works meticulously." - Cincinnati Enquirer, Read More 


Check out these photos from the Orlando Shakespeare Theater production of Pluto in February 2014.


Pluto was originally commissioned by SF Playhouse in San Francisco, CA. It was developed with assistance from the National New Play Network, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Playwriting Australia.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

ELIZABTEH MILLER - A woman, 40s, a widow, a single mother; strong, steadfast, capable, but sarcastic and definitely not the best communicator; honestly trying to do right by her son and make this day like any other.  
BAILEY MILLER - A man; early 20s, sarcastic, hipster, a bit sullen, but pleasant enough if pushed & hungry to fit in. Struggling to find his footing in life. Dissociative. And probably very dangerous.
MAXINE SAILORS - A woman; early 20s, beautiful, full of promise, erratic & really not as nice as she could be - but given the circumstances, it’s hard to fault her. 
CERBERUS - A woman; laid-back therapist vibe, pretty with a pedigree, but not snooty, the personification of the mythic, three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the underworld.
RADIO VOICE / DEATH - A “man;” good natured with a wry, warm humor to take the edge off; sharp in look with a good flow, but a bit out of sorts. A force of nature.

Videos
  • Interview with Steve Yockey on Pluto

  • Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Trailer for Pluto

Author
Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with plays produced throughout the country, Europe, and Asia. Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, and Wolves are published & available from Samuel French. Last season, Pluto opened in a National New Play Network rolling world premiere at Actor’s Express (Atlanta), Know ... view full profile

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