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Let the Big Dog Eat

Elizabeth Wong

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m

When four famous captains of industry meet to play a friendly game of golf, their competitive banter evolves into a debate weighing the pleasure of sheer accumulation against the scramble to spend on the public good...

Let the Big Dog Eat

by  Elizabeth Wong

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    10 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
Description
When four famous captains of industry meet to play a friendly game of golf, their competitive banter evolves into a debate weighing the pleasure of sheer accumulation against the scramble to spend on the public good. Exploring the game of giving, this bouncy comedy offers a highly imaginative look at the image-driven rivalries of the ultra-rich
History
Let the Big Dog Eat received its world premier at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in the 1998 Humana Festival of New American Plays. 

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A prestigious golf course. At the first tee. The present. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
  • Ensemble cast
TED
BILL
MICHAEL
WARREN

All are between the ages of 40 and 70. 
Casting Notes

The men are avid golfers. They are impeccably attired in tasteful clothes befitting their status. They take their golf game seriously. Golf is precision. 

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Authors

Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong holds an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and she's proud of the recent accomplishments of fellow classmates Neil LaBute, Lamar Damon, Ilkka Jarvilaturi and Jennifer Maisel. Her Off-Broadway award-winning play Letters To A Student Revolutionary, the ...

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