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.
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.
- Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- 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
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.
- All Male
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