when it happens it will happen quietly

by  Steve Yockey

Short Play, Drama  /  2f

In this snapshot of a play, two sisters enjoy a hearty bowl of stew after finally overpowering their father - a man who was starving them.

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when it happens it will happen quietly

by  Steve Yockey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this snapshot of a play, two sisters enjoy a hearty bowl of stew after finally overpowering their father - a man who was starving them.

From very still & hard to see, a collection of short plays by the acclaimed playwright Steve Yockey – a magical, funny, and occasionally surreal creation that will take you on an exhilarating, visceral journey.

This second collection of short plays from Steve Yockey mixes comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak to unearth worlds populated by desperate people, mythical characters, faceless corporate masters, and at least one Slasher flick heroine. The second half of the collection is comprised of the work very still & hard to see. This short play cycle recounts the history of a cursed hotel and the unfortunate guests who stay there. From riding in an erratic elevator and dealing with possessive ghosts to managing an ever-expanding hole in the floor armed only with gleaning supplies, these encounters with the unkown chillingly collapse the distance between the real and the surreal and remind us that, sometimes, bad things do happen for a reason.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award

Reviews

"Steven Yockey's series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness." - LA Weekly, Read More

"Yockey's new play is an eerie excusion into the surreal and supernatural" - Backstage, Read More

"...The theatrical equivalent of Disneyland’s Space Mountain, i.e. equal parts excitement, terror, and glee, Very Still And Hard To See provides thrills galore." -Stage Scene LA, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A small table. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f
KITH – a woman, lithe, constantly moving loose hair out of her face
KIN – Kith’s little sister, perhaps a bit smaller, a bit weaker, but clearly the peacemaker
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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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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when it happens it will happen quietly was commissioned by Dominic D'Andrea for the Los Angeles One Minute Play Festival, appearing as a part of Cornerstone Theater Company's Creative Seeds: An Exploration of Hunger project on November 17, 2011. It was directed by Ashley Teague.

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