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Jellofish

Jellofish

By Jim Henry.

Product Code: J70000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 1w.
  • Awards: AACT NewPlayFest Winner

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Four World War II veterans have been playing a monthly game of poker since 1945. They have been dragging 5 percent from every pot for more than 50 years, and this "side pot" has grown to a sizable fortune. As Billy, Earl, Kooch and Dale compete in this monthly game of skill and luck, they struggle over what to do with their shared nest egg. As the debates escalate, their conflicting views on love, friendship, politics, death and taxes are revealed. The only referee in the debate seems to be Judy Clabber, a single mother who is Billy's cleaning lady. She is both adored and revered by the men, who seem to look to her for any shred of common sense. The events of their lives are revealed as each player comes upon a random "history chip" among their piles of poker winnings. The history chips were created during the past 50 years by one of the players when a significant event occurred in their lives. A child or grandchild is born, and the baby's name is forever memorialized with a black marker on a poker chip and tossed back into the pile. While the significance of history chips such as Grand Slam, Raccoon, Celery, Nazi, Limpy G and Jellofish are revealed, the deeper implications of a lifetime of friendship and competition are explored as the cards are dealt. In the end, which player holds the trump card? Who will survive this game of wits and be the heir presumptive to their poker fortune? Will rivalry and resentment destroy their friendships and the game itself? The table is set. Shuffle up and deal. Jellofish is a winner of the AACTNewPlayFest.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code J70000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 105 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590625
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.