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heavy cream - Short Play, Dark Comedy

heavy cream

Steve Yockey

Short Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573700552

An award-winning marketing team is locked in a small room with a bottle of heavy cream and a hammer to see who gets the only promotion.

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Description | Characters | Author
: very still & hard to see

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Short Play

Dark Comedy

30 minutes

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

Settings Of Play - An empty room. 


No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Intense Adult Themes




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

Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award

An award-winning marketing team is locked in a small room with a bottle of heavy cream and a hammer to see who gets the only promotion.   

From very still & hard to see, a collection of short plays by the acclaimed playwright Steve Yockey – a magical, funny, and occasionally surreal creation that will take you on an exhilarating, visceral journey. 

This second collection of short plays from Steve Yockey mixes comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak to unearth worlds populated by desperate people, mythical characters, faceless corporate masters, and at least one Slasher flick heroine. The second half of the collection is comprised of the work very still & hard to see. This short play cycle recounts the history of a cursed hotel and the unfortunate guests who stay there. From riding in an erratic elevator and dealing with possessive ghosts to managing an ever-expanding hole in the floor armed only with gleaning supplies, these encounters with the unkown chillingly collapse the distance between the real and the surreal and remind us that, sometimes, bad things do happen for a reason.

"Steven Yockey's series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness." - LA Weekly, Read More

"Yockey's new play is an eerie excusion into the surreal and supernatural" - Backstage, Read More

"...The theatrical equivalent of Disneyland’s Space Mountain, i.e. equal parts excitement, terror, and glee, Very Still And Hard To See provides thrills galore." - Stage Scene LA, Read More
heavy cream was commissioned and produced by Southern Rep in New Orleans, Louisiana. It premiered at the Le Chat Noir Theatre as part of GoodNight on October 28, 2010. It was directed by Aimee Hayes.


2m, 2f


Non-Traditional casting

ADAM – a frustrated business man showing the signs of sleep deprivation
SALLY – a very put together woman, all business with a clear eye for advancement
JAMES – an optimistic man, probably not very well cut out for management
BETTY – a young woman, a Buttercow Milk Page with an enormous bundle of white balloons
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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