That Fracking Play

SYNOPSIS:
That Fracking Play
  is a surreal comedy about why it has been so hard to get the message out into the public consciousness, as well as a love story about Tom, a widower coming back to life after the death of his wife. The madness of the current political and environmental situation is reflected in the madness of the play’s structure.

CHARACTERS:
With the exception of Tom, all of the actors play several different parts – can be done with a cast of 6 or 7.
Doubling, with a cast of 7:
Actor A – male:    Tom
Actor B – female:  Penny
Actor C – female:  Sara, Isopropanol, Sexy Voice-Over, P.A., Actress-model
Actor D – female:  Methanol, August, Sexy Woman,  Cheryl,
Actor E – male:     Dan the horse, Charles Sandford, Jeremiah, Formaldehyde, Modal, Guam, Chair, Happy Healthy American 2, Simon Foster
Actor F – male :    Horse Tey, Chime, Shar, Floor manager, Happy Healthy American 1, Waiter
Actor G- female:  Sunflower, Sandra Deering, Nitrogen, Happy Healthy American, Antonia Lunder

SETTING:
Upstate New York, in the environs of a fictional town called Ionia, in the fictional Duke’s County. Several locations – suggested.

RUNNING TIME:
100 Minutes

SAMPLE DIALOGUE:
SARA:   We need to talk.
TOM:    Sara. You’re dead.
SARA:  That is so diminishing.
TOM:    It’s right there in the definition.
SARA:   You have to rub it in.
TOM:    Is that an accent?
SARA:  No.
              Maybe.
              Look, I’ve been given a deadline-
TOM:   Loved your deadlines.
SARA:  Tom, this is-
TOM:   Didn’t meet your book deadline, though-
SARA:  Well, I died-
TOM:   And while you were holed up in there with your books-
SARA:  -Dying-
TOM:   I had to deal with the frackers, and the debts, and the farm being under threat-
SARA:  You have it so bloody hard.