"Yockey's plays frequently involve the human fascination with violence, self-destruction and other dark impulses, but Large Animal Games turns out to be his brightest and most open-hearted work, and even the bittersweet moments retain a generosity of spirit." - Creative Loafing
"The play has a touch of the magical dimension familiar to audiences who saw [Yockey's] Skin or Octopus, but it operates here in a more lighthearted way, while still nicely augmenting the subtly related themes of animal-lust, competition, self-image and possesion cleverly at work under the frilly, scanty surface." - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"We are all animals, according to Yockey. And as such, we're enslaved by our primal instincts. The characters in Large animal Games all desire intimacy or fulfillment, but they have different - sometimes bizarre - ways of seeking it." - East Bay Express
"Light-hearted... subtly related themes of animal-lust, competition, self-image and possession cleverly at work...well-honed, true-to-life-repartee" —SF Bay Guardian
"An engaging writer, particularly skillful in depicting the poignant comedy of lovers' misunderstandings" —SF Chronicle
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Nudity/Partial Nudity
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 75 Minutes
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
NICOLE - A woman; far too analytical for her surroundings. Hipster stylish, but not as cool as she thinks. Poor timing. And probably not a good judge of men.
MIGUEL - A man from Spain; sexy; along for the ride. Sweetly, innocently unkempt, jeans, shirt, but everything is appropriately tight, he is basically a fantasy.
ALICIA - A woman; attractive; self-assured; appearance, appearance & more appearance. Not in a bad way, just a fact. Every little detail is in place. Every one.
STAN - A man; attractive; an everyman; almost perfect. Almost. Button up shirt and slacks. Probably glasses, but they look good. Confident.
VALERIE - An African-American woman; “othered” in her own life; no nonsense and looking for answers abroad. Dressed for travel, maybe a hat.
JIMMY - A man; dry, unexpected; wise but casual. White v-neck t-shirt, jeans, maybe some colored tennis shoes, a measuring tape around his neck and a pencil behind his ear. Magical, but nothing overt.
- Ensemble cast