by Steve Yockey
Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 7f
"Audacious, entertaining and chilling, Steve Yockey’s Bellwether goes where few plays dare to tread [...] Was it funny? Scary? Moving? Yes. Bellwether is, in short, fantastic. In every sense of the word." - Theatre Dogs
"Where Yockey at first seems to be probing the importance of the levels of attention we pay to our mates, children and associates, as well as satirizing the ways in which sensation-of-the-week news coverage degrades social discourse, the turn of events leads to a pointed choice between personal and social responsibilities." - SF Gate, Read More
"Audacious, entertaining and chilling, Steve Yockey’s Bellwether goes where few plays dare to tread [...] Was it funny? Scary? Moving? Yes. Bellwether is, in short, fantastic. In every sense of the word." - Theatre Dogs, Read More
"With Yockey, nothing is at it seems, and we quickly find ourselves sliding pell-mell from a staid suburban landscape into paranormal regions where reality is anything but." - Stage and Cinema, Read More
"Bellwether is a compelling concoction of mystery, horror, surrealism and tragedy, with a dash of laughter." - Marinscope, Read More
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: The Draft living room.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
JACKIE DRAFT - a young mother
MADDY SCHAFER - a single mother
NEIGHBOR 2 & REPORTER 2 - woman
NEIGHBOR 3 & REPORTER 3 - woman
NEIGHBOR 4 & REPORTER 1 - woman
NEIGHBOR 5 & DETECTIVE 1 - man
NEIGHBOR 6 & DETECTIVE 2 & "MAN IN THE DARK COAT" - man
"AMY" - an idea of a young woman
THE DOLL - a mechanical "woman"
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Bellwether premiered at Marin Theatre Company under the direction of Ryan Rilette in October 2011.