Bright. Apple. Crush.

by  Steve Yockey

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.
Three monologues intermingle, each character explains what drove them to murder.

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Bright. Apple. Crush.

by  Steve Yockey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Three monologues intermingle, each character explains what drove them to murder. One man set fire to his house after finding his wife cheating on him in their bed. A woman (a teacher) gives poison apples to all of her students because she just can’t stand them anymore. Another man, physically abused by his lover, ultimately crushes his head with his boot.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 32nd Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 1f
ETHAN - early 20s; charismatic; loose. He has cigarettes, a lighter and an easy calmness about him.
NANCY - early 20s; put together; stoic. She has an apple but guards it from the audience.
DAN - early 20s; quiet; nervous; sweet. He is dressed stylishly and wears a pair of heavy boots. He has a somewhat-healed black eye.
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Authors

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and available from Samuel French. A ...

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