A NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK WORLD PREMIERE
Mandell Studio Theater | By Steve Yockey
Directed by Mark Routhier
Pluto receives its Rolling World Premiere at Actor's Express (Atlanta, GA) and
Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, MD), before premiering at Orlando Shakes.
Critic and Audience Comments
“Very rarely does a play leave you visibly shaking. The material is heavy, but incredibly thought provoking and profoundly moving.” - Kimberly Moy, Broadway World
“I was really impressed with all elements and I am still thinking about the play and the use of metaphor and symbolism - and great acting.” - Audience Comment
“I saw Pluto and thought it was important and moving. The complex imagery makes discussing difficult topics accessible from a different part of one's soul. Especially enjoyed being a part of the audience huddling afterward to discuss what we had seen. Brilliant play.” - Audience Comment
“The theme and underlying message about what happens when we stop communicating is powerful! This play is what makes theatre so transformational for me~ opening up new thought patterns, seeing things differently, exposing parts of yourself that aren't part of societal norms. The actors were INCREDIBLE too!!” ” - Audience Comment
Praise for Steve Yockey's script:
"[Yockey] weaves in mythology, a ghost story, and a haunting tale of a mother’s love into this 80-minute drama that never loses its quick-pace and high intensity... this powerful world premiere production mwill not leave anyone untouched." - Kenny Norton, Atlanta Theater Fans
"Pluto impressively finds the right balance of dysfunctional family drama, dark comedy, and rich metaphor..." - Kurt Holman, CL Atlanta
"Yockey takes us to queasy, uncomfortable, and highly complex emotional places... an American tragedy as important as it is disturbing." - Wendell Brock, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Imbuing his ripped-from-the-headlines material with the horrific impulse of Tracy Letts and Martin McDonagh — with a dash of Tony Kushner’s hushed and prophetic intelligence — Yockey delivers an American tragedy as important as it is disturbing."
- The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"People do all kinds of things."
Single mother Elizabeth Miller is having a bad day. A tree has crashed through the ceiling, the fridge is on the fritz, a forceful crowd threatens to invade her family's kitchen -- and then there's the odd new family pet! At the center of this chaos, time stands still as mother and son jump-start their relationship and try to confront reality together across the breakfast table.
Learn more about Pluto and get to know playwright Steve Yockey by visiting our blog.
Pluto is a play containing adult language, blood, and graphic violence. The play is best suited for adult audiences.
February 27 & 28
Saturday, March 1
|THURS - SAT EVE
|THURSDAY TALK BACK
Video 1: Steve Yockey Interview:
Video 2: Pluto Trailer:
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