Father's Prize Poland China
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 3f
Winner! American College Theatre Festival
Once upon a time there lived in the heartland of America a farmer who had a successive string of prize Poland China hogs and two daughters, one plain and home grown, the other pretty and home flown. A gigolo enters their lives in a most upsetting man…
- Winner! American College Theatre Festival
"A comedy about crimes of the swine...Sergent writes with a dark whimsy that suggests one of Beth Henley's eccentric families gone haywire." - Richard Dodds, Theatre critic of Lagniapppe
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Rural Arkansas and/or Mid-West American. A hog farm with a farmhouse.
- Additional Features: Animal spot
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
PAT PULASKI - 30.Sees only black and white, either or, with no vision for anything resembling the middle. It's either yes or no, do or don't. Her black and white kitchen gives a visual image of her mind. The older sister, Pat is a repressed fundamentalist who sees herself as pure and good.
JUDY PULASKI - 25. While drunk most of her life, sees that reality as painfully real. She is ultra-sensitive and a voice for the well-being of hogs. The younger sister, Judy is a hard-drinking sensitive and caring go-go dancer
FLO POTTER (alias STELLA) - Comes back as a waitress who wants to marry Dick Pulaski and get possession of the farm. Appears 40 but is in truth 50.
- All Female
Characters that never appear on stage: Dick Pulaski (father to Pat and Judy), Jim Sweeney (#1 hog trader and heart-throbbing gigolo), The "Pig" Announcer (Roy Clemmons), The "Preacher" Announcer (The Preacher).
Father's Prize Poland China was first presented atThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' American College Theater Festival in Washington, DC, on April 17, 1995.