Bush Rats in the Elephant Grass
Young, Richard T. (American playwright, director, writer, librettist, academic, 1951-____), “Bush Rats in the Elephant Grass,”
a 30-minute drama in English, set in an elevator,
© 1992 by Richard T. Young; • in Richard T. Young’s Bush Rats in the Elephant Grass (Orem, Utah, U.S.A.: Encore Performance Publishing, 1992); • script/rights available from Encore Performance Publishing, P.O. Box 692, Orem, Utah 84057, U.S.A., Order #3030; • contact Professor Richard Young, Humanities Division Chair, Blackburn College, Bothwell 125, 700 College Avenue, Carlinville, Illinois 62626, U.S.A., telephone 217-854-3231, ext. 4310, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent (m), 25, a yuppie; Kent’s Alter Ego (m), silhouette; Krista (f), 25, an inner city school teacher; Krista’s ’s Alter Ego (f), silhouette.
“An inner city school teacher and a yuppie find themselves trapped on an elevator overnight. The teacher enters the elevator knowing that she has a life changing decision to make—the yuppie leaves the elevator having made one.”—Bush Rats in the Elephant Grass, http://www.encoreplay.com/encoreplay/shortplay%20pages/bushrats.html, accessed August 13, 2003.
A second male and female seen in silhouette only stay in the background and reveal Kent's and Krista's thoughts. Audience: adult, youth. • “Richard T. Young first became interested in theatre when he joined his high school's drama club in order to get the attention of a girl. Although a recreation major for his freshman and sophomore years of college he spent most of his time in the theatre, and became a theatre major in his junior year. He received his BA is from California State University, Hayward and his MA is from California State University, Fresno. Published plays include "Ducks at Thirty-Five Thousand and other plays," a collection of one acts, and "Jonah & Bigfish," a children's play.”—Richard T. Young bio, http://www.encoreplay.com/encoreplay/Author%20bio%20pages/youngRbio.html, accessed August 13, 2003. • “Having taught at Blackburn since the Spring of 1990, Richard T. Young has a Master of Arts degree in Theater from California State University, Fresno, and recently finished his Master of Fine Arts degree in directing from Lindenwood University. Before coming to Blackburn he taught for St. Louis University, Milikin University, Chapman College, Lincolnland College, Northwestern College, Greenville College and Kaskaskia College. As a director and production stage manager for the acclaimed Lamb’s Players Theater in California, Mr. Young was called an ‘impressive director’ by Hilliard Harper of the Los Angeles Times. Young has directed over thirty theater productions for educational, community, church, and regional theater. . . . He has also had articles and commentary published in Stage Directions magazine and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. . . . Young is the co-founder and artistic director of Summer Repertory Theater at Blackburn College.”—Blackburn College Communications - Meet the Faculty, http://www.blackburn.edu/r.young.asp, accessed August 13, 2003.
confinement, elevator, overnight, teaching.