The Voyage of the Carcass
Other Plays by Dan O'Brien
O'Brien, Dan (American playwright, 19__-____), The Voyage of the Carcass
a 30-minute comedy-drama in English, set in an ice-trapped ship, North Pole, ____,
© 2006 by Dan O'Brien;
in Dan O'Briens The Voyage of the Carcass (New York: Playscripts, Inc., ____);
script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., http://www.playscripts.com.
Bane Barrington (m), __, buffoonish explorer, a foolish man with a large ass in a tuxedo; Israel (m), __, mute Canadian first mate; Ship's Chaplain "Elijah" Kane (f), __,a rector in drag.
"Bo'sun Smythe is dead. Trapped in the ice at the North Pole, only three members of the doomed Carcass crew remain: Bane Barrington, buffoonish explorer; Ship's Chaplain Kane, a rector in drag; and Israel, their mute Canadian first mate. Will they make it home alive?
"SET Flexible: sturdy table, some chairs, many props.
"Adult language and content."Playscripts, Inc. - Dan O'Brien.
Premiered at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, U.S.A., March 29, 2006-April 1, 2006.
A full-length version of this play is also available.
Dan O'Brien (Am Lit, or Hibernophilia | The Disappearance of Daniel Hand | either/or | Her First Screen Test | Snapshot | The Voyage of the Carcass (full-length) | The Voyage of the Carcass (one-act) | "Will You Please Shut Up?") has been awarded The Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University for 2006-7. His play 'The Voyage of the Carcass' will have its off-Broadway premier at the SoHo Playhouse in 2006. Previous productions of Dan's work include The Dear Boy at Second Stage Theatre; Moving Picture at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; Key West at Geva Theatre Center; Am Lit at Ensemble Studio Theatre; the short play 'Her Last Screen Test' at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Lamarck at California Repertory Company, Perishable Theatre and Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre; and The Voyage of the Carcass at HERE Arts Center and the Greenwich Street Playhouse. His plays have been developed at the Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Primary Stages, Magic Theatre, The New Harmony Project, Rattlestick, and Manhattan Theatre Club, where he was recently a playwright-in-residence. He has received playwriting commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Trinity Repertory Company; and residencies from Yaddo, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and Sewanee: The University of the South. Current commissions include a new play for Geva Theatre Center, and a collaboration with the director Tyler Marchant for Williamstown Theatre Festival. He holds a B.A. in English & Theatre from Middlebury College and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting & Fiction from Brown University. He lives in New York City."Playscripts, Inc. - Dan O'Brien, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=147, accessed January 30, 2009.
"Hilarious and unexpectedly profound... The Voyage of the Carcass is, for all its tragic plot points, resolutely a comedy: a clown show, really. Bane, Kane, and Israel communicate in dizzy non-sequiturs and when they move it's mostly in slapstick manner... The bottom line: you will be greatly entertained by this play, and you will leave with something genuine to think about. Go see it."Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com."Playscripts, Inc. - The Voyage of the Carcass (one-act), http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=434, accessed January 31, 2009.
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dementia, non-sequitur, slapstick, survival, voyage.