Tuna Fish Eulogy by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

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Tuna Fish Eulogy

Recommended for High Schools

Tuna Fish Eulogy

by Lindsay Price

The tragedy of a young boy's death is examined. Written in the Ladder play format the text runs in vertical columns for fuller choral work.

 About 40 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 4
1M | 2W | 1 Any Gender, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 40 pages

Drama Character Study Choral Work Experimental Form

"Price's images and dialogue are so vivid that one never misses the set and props." - Night-Life Magazine, Buffalo

Winner of the 1996 National Playwriting Award for best one-act play.

This is a play for advanced actors in which the tragedy of a young boy's death is examined. As the story unfolds, the mysteries start to pile up: Was it suicide? Could it have been prevented? Who is responsible? His mother? The babysitter?

Written in the unique Ladder Play format, the text runs in vertical columns to allow for fuller choral work. If you are looking for a challenge for your students, this is the play for you.

Awards and Accolades

  • Winner of the 1996 National Playwriting Award for best one-act play.
  • Swept the All England Theatre Festival Northern Area Final
  • Bayside High School earned a "Superior" ranking at the 2006 Florida State Thespian Festival.
  • Nelson County High School earns first place over all in Virginia High School League "A" one act competition
  • Best Production Zone 2 Alberta High School Drama Festival 2014
4 Characters
1M, 2W, 1 Any Gender, Easily Expandable

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

WOMAN ONE [W]
Plays Ms. Scully, Albert’s Mother. Several monologues.
MAN ONE [A]
Plays a host of characters surrounding the family: A Mediator, a Reverend, a Boyfriend, and others. Several monologues.
WOMAN TWO [W]
Plays Cherry, a young woman and friend of the family who does not approve of Albert’s upbringing. Several monologues.
MAN TWO [M]
Plays Albert, the child himself, now deceased. Several monologues.

Production Photos

Multimedia

Video

Trailer for the Waterloo-Oxford District S.S. production.

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