The Fisherman's Wife

by  Steve Yockey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

In this wild sex farce, Vanessa's marriage to Cooper has grown stale. She wants excitement and passion. He merely wants to provide for her the best way he knows how: fishing. While Cooper is out at sea, Vanessa receives a visit from a mysterious traveling salesman with a bag full of danger...

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The Fisherman's Wife

by  Steve Yockey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fantasy, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this wild sex farce, Vanessa's marriage to Cooper has grown stale. She wants excitement and passion. He merely wants to provide for her the best way he knows how: fishing. While Cooper is out at sea, Vanessa receives a visit from a mysterious traveling salesman with a bag full of danger. And he's not the only one new in town: a ravenously horny giant squid and octopus have settled in under the dock, ready for whomever comes their way. 
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Reviews

“As a riff on Hokusai’s famed erotic woodcut ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife’ - the defi nitive work in tentacle porn - Yockey’s ‘Wife’ is funny, transgressive and fantastical.” – San Francisco Chronicle, Read More

“The Fisherman’s Wife is boundary-pushing yet accessible, oversized but intimate, and always fun.” – SF Weekly, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: The suggestion of a modest fisherman's home; a small puppet theatre. 
  • Additional Features: Puppetry
  • 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

3m, 2f
COOPER MINNOW - a man, a young husband, a fisherman, doing his best to satisfy his wife’s needs, frustrated and pent up; he grew up near the water.

VANESSA MINNOW - a woman, a young wife, dissatisfied in her marriage that’s not what she expected, frustrated and pent up; she often longs for more.

THOMAS BELL -  a man, a door‐to‐door salesman, the kind of person who has seen a lot of things and often has just what you need on hand – for the right price.

SQUID - a “woman,” very attractive, lithe, a manifestation of a tentacled sea creature, nurturing and seductive, but also bossy; kind of a sexual deviant.

OCTOPUS - a “man,” very attractive, lithe, a manifestation of a tentacled sea creature, an older brother, sassy, sarcastic; kind of a sexual deviant. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and available from Samuel French. A ...

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Premered at the Impact Theatre in Berkeley, California in September of 2012, under the direction of Ben Randal. 

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