Let the Big Dog Eat

by  Elizabeth Wong

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  4m

When four famous captains of industry meet to play a friendly game of golf, their competitive banter evolves into a debate weighing the pleasure of sheer accumulation against the scramble to spend on the public good...

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Let the Big Dog Eat

by  Elizabeth Wong

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

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    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

When four famous captains of industry meet to play a friendly game of golf, their competitive banter evolves into a debate weighing the pleasure of sheer accumulation against the scramble to spend on the public good. Exploring the game of giving, this bouncy comedy offers a highly imaginative look at the image-driven rivalries of the ultra-rich
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Included in the anthology Ten Minute Plays From Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 5

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A prestigious golf course. At the first tee. The present. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m
TED
BILL
MICHAEL
WARREN

All are between the ages of 40 and 70. 
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Ensemble cast

Casting Notes

The men are avid golfers. They are impeccably attired in tasteful clothes befitting their status. They take their golf game seriously. Golf is precision. 

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Authors

Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and she's proud of the recent accomplishments of fellow classmates Neil LaBute, Lamar Damon, Ilkka Jarvilaturi and Jennifer Maisel. Her Off-Broadway award-winning play Letters To A Student Revolutionary, the ...

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Let the Big Dog Eat received its world premier at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in the 1998 Humana Festival of New American Plays. 

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