Ayravana Flies, or A Pretty Dish

by  Sheila Callaghan

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Frazzled cook Olivia has an idea for a delicious dish, and only a fearful Elephant from an exotic land can appreciate it—and her.

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Ayravana Flies, or A Pretty Dish

by  Sheila Callaghan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Frazzled cook Olivia has an idea for a delicious dish, and only a fearful Elephant from an exotic land can appreciate it—and her.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 33rd Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival 

    Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Keywords

Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

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  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Casting

1m, 1f
OLIVIA - 20s-30s, frizzy hair and bulgy eyes, a nervous sort
ELEPHANT - 30s-40s, crisp and well groomed, a bit delicate
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Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the ...

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Ayravana Flies, or A Pretty Dish was first presented by Sheila Callaghan and Christopher DeWan at the Edge of the World Theater Festival on November 8, 2001. The play was subsequently presented at the Vital Signs 10: New Works Festival at Vital Theatre Company on December 13, 2007. It was directed by David A. Miller, who also directed the play at the 33rd Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

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