King of the Pekinese Yellowtail

by  Sarah Brown

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m

Duck hunters conspire to have the migratory paths to themselves by concocting a story about Pekinese Yellowtails from China flying a few miles to the south. 

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King of the Pekinese Yellowtail

by  Sarah Brown

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

How can an obvious hoax become so believable? Duck hunters conspire to have the migratory paths to themselves by concocting a story about Pekinese Yellowtails from China flying a few miles to the south. The more one tells his sidekick about the mysteries of the Pekinese Yellowtails, the more enthralled they become until they are hooked on their own invention in this astonishing upside down comedy.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 16th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Keywords

Aging, Friendship, Sports

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A duck blind near Bearpaw Lake in Tampa, Texas. It is early morning in Autumn - duck hunting season. The only furnishings are a couple of folding stools.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m

JAKE - Jake is somewhere in his forties or fifties. Most important is that he's a good ol' boy resident of Tampa, Texas, and it is in this scene that he genuinely decides to leap the boundaries of his routine, predictable, and unimaginative existence. He's not a crazy man. He's passionate about his dream - and he pursues it level-headedly, because he must. His imagination is his venture ground and he submits to it with the innocence, abandon, and sanity of a child.
JED - Jake's close friend since childhood; also a good ol' Tampa boy. His relationship to Jake is like that of a younger brother - though they are close in age. In this act we find him quite unprepared for Jake's change of life madness.

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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown, an M.F.A. graduate of Yale School of Drama, is an actor, director, published playwright, published songwriter, solo performer, Fulbright Scholar and professor of performance at the University of Memphis. Sarah has acted in film and television as well as regional and New York theatre. ...

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King of the Pekinese Yellowtail was originally co-produced by Pat and Gerald Brown and the Pulse Ensemble Theatre Company. It was directed by Pat Brown.

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