Thank You, Twenty Thousand Pound Man
Other Plays by Jonathan Yukich
Yukich, Jonathan (American playwright, 1977-____), “Thank You, Twenty Thousand Pound Man,”
a bare-stage 37-minute fantasy-comedy in English, set on a seesaw in an area resembling a picnic setting, 2001,
(4-5 actors possible, gender flexible)
© 2001 by Jonathan Yukich;
• in Jonathan Yukich’s Thank You, Twenty Thousand Pound Man (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2002);
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., P. O. Box 237060, New York, New York 10023, U.S.A., firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.playscripts.com, telephone/fax 866-639-7529, international fax 212-799-6708.
• Cited in Playscripts, Inc., Catalogue of Plays 2004-2005 (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004), p. 60.
_____ (m), boy, space traveler; _____ (m), father; _____ (m), a mysterious twenty-thousand-pound man; _____ (f), mother.
“A young boy is playing on a seesaw when a mysterious twenty-thousand-pound man abruptly sits on the other end—thus suddenly launching the boy into outer space. He journeys through the universe as his father and mother anxiously await his return to earth.—YUKICH Jonathan - Playwrights and their Plays, http://www.doollee.com/YukichJonathan.htm, accessed August 14, 2003.
• Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition winner, 2000.
• Premiered at Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A., 2001.
• Mild adult language and content.
• “Within this strange world of flying twelve-year-olds, buried girl scouts, and whacked-out park rangers, the play takes a profoundly comical look at the power struggles of youth and individualism
• “Jonathan Yukich's work has been seen across the country and world, including productions in Canada and Australia, and in such U.S. cities as New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Baltimore, and Buffalo. After graduating from the University of Alabama, Mr. Yukich lived in New Orleans and New York for brief stints before moving to Bloomington, Indiana where he is currently working towards an MFA in playwriting at Indiana University. Most recently, Mr. Yukich won the 2002 Wichita State University National Playwriting Award as well as the Kennedy Center's 2003 Paula Vogel Award for Playwriting. Both awards were for his full-length play Edible Shoes. His short film The Magic Toilet just wrapped production with Scott Powers Studio out of Manhattan. Mr. Yukich's most recent full-length, The Alien from Cincinnati, will premiere at Indiana University this fall.”—Playscripts, Inc. - Jonathan Yukich, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=24, accessed August 14, 2003.
family, individualism, space travel.