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lucky - Short Play, Comedy


Steve Yockey

Short Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573700552

A type-A fairy and a boy being kept as a pet by a degenerate Leprechaun might be humanity's last hope in the face of an alien plague.

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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


Fantasy, Science Fiction

30 minutes

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


No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes




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

Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
A type-A fairy and a boy being kept as a pet by a degenerate Leprechaun might be humanity's last hope in the face of an alien plague.

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
lucky was commissioned by Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, California. It premiered on May 5, 2012 as part of their 45th Anniversary Gala. It was developed from an initial prompt by Elizabeth Banks and directed by Margot Melcon.


2m, 1f


Non-Traditional casting

"PONY" SMITH - a young man, curious about the world, kept underground as a pet for a decade so his eyesight maybe isn't the best, also he has a collar
WHISKEY BARREL - a man, a Leprechaun, a big talker with big plans, bossy, prone to unexpected verbally abusive rants and dementia due to years of intense alcoholism
BICYCLE BELL - a woman, a Faerie, lithe, hard-edged in serious high heels, fitted skirt & blouse, and glasses, a severe and ill-humored minor functionary
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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