This incisive, unexpected, and larger than life tale of sex, love, and self delusion tracks the overlapping escapades of a group of friends old enough to know better in love but still naive enough to mess things up anyway, and the man who supplies them with equal parts tough love, lingerie and self awareness. In a series of fluid scenes, Large Animal Games takes a comically skewed and razor-sharp look at modern relationships through a mix of bullfights, big game hunting and intimate apparel.
"Yockey's plays frequently involve the human fascination with violence, self-destruction and other dark impulses, but Large Animal Games turns out to be his brightest and most open-hearted work, and even the bittersweet moments retain a generosity of spirit." - Creative Loafing
"The play has a touch of the magical dimension familiar to audiences who saw [Yockey's] Skin or Octopus, but it operates here in a more lighthearted way, while still nicely augmenting the subtly related themes of animal-lust, competition, self-image and possesion cleverly at work under the frilly, scanty surface." - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"We are all animals, according to Yockey. And as such, we're enslaved by our primal instincts. The characters in Large animal Games all desire intimacy or fulfillment, but they have different - sometimes bizarre - ways of seeking it." - East Bay Express
"Light-hearted... subtly related themes of animal-lust, competition, self-image and possession cleverly at work...well-honed, true-to-life-repartee" —SF Bay Guardian
"An engaging writer, particularly skillful in depicting the poignant comedy of lovers' misunderstandings" —SF Chronicle