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Can of Yams, The - Short Play, Comedy

Can of Yams, The

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780874403862

There's only one thing standing between egotistical painter Alan Plum and the fame he craves... and it's a can of yams! To his sister Delphinia's dismay, Alan has cherished the can of yams since childhood. He has even chosen it as the subject of his unfinished masterpiece. But when gallery owner Heather Lyme announces a visit to Alan’s studio, his insecurities rise to the surface, and an artistic crisis erupts.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - An artist’s studio in rural Pennsylvania. The present or the recent past.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

There’s only one thing standing between egotistical painter Alan Plum and the fame he craves... and it’s a can of yams! To his sister Delphinia’s dismay, Alan has cherished the can of yams since childhood. He has even chosen it as the subject of his unfinished masterpiece. But when gallery owner Heather Lyme announces a visit to Alan’s studio, his insecurities rise to the surface, and an artistic crisis erupts around the still-incomplete still life. With Heather and her assistant on the premises, the panicked Alan makes frantic, ridiculous attempts to impress, stall, and paint. Meanwhile, the fast-talking, sardonic Delphinia tries to salvage her brother’s career—and straighten out her own love life. Sharp-witted dialogue drives this frivolous one-act farce.
Can of Yams was first presented by the Endless Mountains Theatre Company in Montrose, Pennsylvania in 2002.
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CASTING

2m, 2f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ALAN PLUM - a struggling painter; energetic, temperamental, and egotistical.
DELPHINIA - his sister and business manager; practical and sardonic.
HEATHER LYME - a gallery owner; passionate and decisive.
EUCLID - her assistant; slightly fussy but agreeable.
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N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt is a playwright, humorist, neologist, palindromist, limericist, parodist, and wit. His one-act farce The Can of Yams is published by Samuel French, and his full-length comedy As Long as It’s in the Script: A Sex Farce within a Sex Farce has earned finalist honors in both the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Playwriting Contest and the Cheshire Comedy “Funniest Play on Earth” contest. ... view full profile

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