by Steve Yockey
Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 3f
"Imbuing his ripped-from-the-headlines material with the horrific impulse of Tracy Letts and Martin McDonagh — with a dash of Tony Kushner’s hushed and prophetic intelligence — Yockey delivers an American tragedy as important as it is disturbing." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Imbuing his ripped-from-the-headlines material with the horrific impulse of Tracy Letts and Martin McDonagh — with a dash of Tony Kushner’s hushed and prophetic intelligence — Yockey delivers an American tragedy as important as it is disturbing." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Read More
"[Pluto's] style attacks the audience with a fierce combination of kitchen realism and Jean Cocteau’s off-the-wall conflation of dream and daily life. The results are rivetingly funny, bizarre, emotionally raw, and intellectually provocative." - MD Theatre Guide, Read More
"Like a well-written sci-fi novel, [Pluto] does have its own peculiar logic. And it’s a logic that Yockey works meticulously." - Cincinnati Enquirer, Read More
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A suburban kitchen.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
ELIZABTEH MILLER - A woman, 40s, a widow, a single mother; strong, steadfast, capable, but sarcastic and definitely not the best communicator; honestly trying to do right by her son and make this day like any other.
BAILEY MILLER - A man; early 20s, sarcastic, hipster, a bit sullen, but pleasant enough if pushed & hungry to fit in. Struggling to find his footing in life. Dissociative. And probably very dangerous.
MAXINE SAILORS - A woman; early 20s, beautiful, full of promise, erratic & really not as nice as she could be - but given the circumstances, it’s hard to fault her.
CERBERUS - A woman; laid-back therapist vibe, pretty with a pedigree, but not snooty, the personification of the mythic, three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the underworld.
RADIO VOICE / DEATH - A “man;” good natured with a wry, warm humor to take the edge off; sharp in look with a good flow, but a bit out of sorts. A force of nature.
Pluto was originally commissioned by SF Playhouse in San Francisco, CA. It was developed with assistance from the National New Play Network, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Playwriting Australia.