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Animal Instinct

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Animal Instinct Collections

By: Dwayne Yancey
Cast: 8 M, 10 F, 3 flexible, extras (With doubling 4 M, 4 F)
Performance Time: Approximately 75 minutes, 58 pgs.

FARCE. Macabre, zany, sardonic, this collection of five short plays offers a unique look at death and all its horrifically comical trappings. In “Lemmings,” three lemmings perched on a cliff off the coast of Norway discuss how to jump off?cannonball, head first, or swan dive. In “Chicken,” two hungry people stare into an empty chicken coop and debate whether to cook and eat a nonexistent chicken. In “The Sex Life of the Praying Mantis,” Amy bites the head off of her boyfriend and then seeks solace from her friends to assuage her guilt. In “Spiders,” a group of arachnids plot revenge against humans and their most deadly spider-killing weapon?the daily newspaper. And in “Buzzards,” two cowboys stranded in the desert watch as hungry buzzards circle above. The men must find a way to kill the birds before the buzzards make a quick meal of them.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $8.95 each
Royalty: $75.00/performance
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $336.00  (24 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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Dwayne Yancey Dwayne Yancey has published several plays and some of his works have been produced in New York by professional theatres. Yancey lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife and two children, all of whom are veterans of the community theatre stage.

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