The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould

The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould
by Benjamin Bettenbender

Productions (49)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: An open space with a ledge above the set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-227-7

The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould
by Benjamin Bettenbender

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Productions (49)
  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: An open space with a ledge above the set.

A man lands on a woman after trying to throw himself off a bridge in a botched suicide attempt. On the quiet riverbank, as he attends to her minor injury, he learns that she too was planning to end her life over a broken heart. An argument ensues over the relative seriousness of their respective losses, the nature of existence, and the harmful effects of the essays of biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Will this unexpected collision lead each of them back to the dark place where they started, or will they start anew?

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Play Details

A man lands on a woman after trying to throw himself off a bridge in a botched suicide attempt. On the quiet riverbank, as he attends to her minor injury, he learns that she too was planning to end her life over a broken heart. An argument ensues over the relative seriousness of their respective losses, the nature of existence, and the harmful effects of the essays of biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Will this unexpected collision lead each of them back to the dark place where they started, or will they start anew?

  • Comedy
  • 30 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: An open space with a ledge above the set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-227-7

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APR 30, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
Kinkaid School
Houston, TX United States
Kinkaid School Houston, TX United States
APR 23, 2017 - APR 24, 2017
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA United States
Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA United States
NOV 11, 2016 - NOV 13, 2016
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA United States
San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA United States
DEC 05, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
Directing Class
Charleston, SC United States
Directing Class Charleston, SC United States
OCT 07, 2015 - OCT 09, 2015
Penn State Berks
Redding, PA United States
Penn State Berks Redding, PA United States
JUN 24, 2015 - JUN 26, 2015
She Smiled Productions
Portland, ME United States
She Smiled Productions Portland, ME United States
OCT 01, 2013 - OCT 01, 2013
Theatre Wakefield
Wakefield, QC Canada
Theatre Wakefield Wakefield, QC Canada
MAR 16, 2013 - MAR 16, 2013
Theatre Wakefield
Lac Ste-Marie, QC Canada
Theatre Wakefield Lac Ste-Marie, QC Canada
SEP 20, 2012 - SEP 20, 2012
Richardson High School
Richardson, TX United States
Richardson High School Richardson, TX United States
APR 27, 2012 - APR 28, 2012
Bea Wood Studio Theatre
Wichita Falls, TX United States
Bea Wood Studio Theatre Wichita Falls, TX United States
APR 25, 2012 - APR 28, 2012
Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI United States
Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI United States
APR 11, 2012 - APR 12, 2012
Theatrecomrades
Hastings, New Zealand
Theatrecomrades Hastings, New Zealand
DEC 05, 2011 - DEC 05, 2011
Theatre & Communication Arts Department
McMinnville, OR United States
Theatre & Communication Arts Department McMinnville, OR United States
NOV 30, 2011 - DEC 02, 2011
Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL United States
Flagler College St. Augustine, FL United States
NOV 17, 2011 - NOV 17, 2011
University Lake School
Hartland, WI United States
University Lake School Hartland, WI United States
OCT 22, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
University Lake School
Hartland, WI United States
University Lake School Hartland, WI United States
OCT 12, 2011 - OCT 16, 2011
Diebold Performing Arts Center
Edinboro, PA United States
Diebold Performing Arts Center Edinboro, PA United States
MAY 27, 2011 - MAY 28, 2011
North Shore Players
Tatamagouche, NS Canada
North Shore Players Tatamagouche, NS Canada
MAY 06, 2011 - MAY 08, 2011
The Masquers Playhouse, Inc.
Richmond, CA United States
The Masquers Playhouse, Inc. Richmond, CA United States
APR 28, 2011 - APR 30, 2011
University Of The Fraser Valley Theatre
Chilliwack, BC Canada
University Of The Fraser Valley Theatre Chilliwack, BC Canada
APR 08, 2011 - APR 09, 2011
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI United States
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI United States
MAY 10, 2010 - MAY 13, 2010
Santa Barbara City College Theatre Arts Dept.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Santa Barbara City College Theatre Arts Dept. Santa Barbara, CA United States
JAN 23, 2010 - JAN 23, 2010
Ames High School Speech Club
Ankeny, IA United States
Ames High School Speech Club Ankeny, IA United States
NOV 09, 2009 - NOV 10, 2009
Wake Forest University Theatre
Winston-Salem, NC United States
Wake Forest University Theatre Winston-Salem, NC United States
AUG 01, 2009 - AUG 08, 2009
Gorilla Tango Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago, IL United States
MAY 15, 2009 - MAY 15, 2009
Lake Dallas High School
Corinth, TX United States
Lake Dallas High School Corinth, TX United States
MAY 13, 2009 - MAY 13, 2009
Woodbridge Senior High Studio Theater
Woodbridge, VA United States
Woodbridge Senior High Studio Theater Woodbridge, VA United States
APR 21, 2009 - APR 21, 2009
New Trier High School
Winnetka, IL United States
New Trier High School Winnetka, IL United States
DEC 05, 2008 - DEC 05, 2008
University Of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK United States
University Of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK United States
OCT 14, 2008 - OCT 24, 2008
A. C. Flora High School Drama Department
Columbia, SC United States
A. C. Flora High School Drama Department Columbia, SC United States
SEP 18, 2008 - SEP 21, 2008
Way Off-Broadway Theatre Group
Spokane, WA United States
Way Off-Broadway Theatre Group Spokane, WA United States
JUN 26, 2008 - JUN 28, 2008
University Of Waterloo Drama Dept.
Waterloo, ON Canada
University Of Waterloo Drama Dept. Waterloo, ON Canada
JUN 12, 2008 - JUN 14, 2008
Central Alberta Theatre
Red Deer, AB Canada
Central Alberta Theatre Red Deer, AB Canada
APR 10, 2008 - APR 13, 2008
University Of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV United States
University Of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV United States
FEB 28, 2008 - MAR 02, 2008
LSU Drama
Riverside, CA United States
LSU Drama Riverside, CA United States
NOV 06, 2007 - NOV 10, 2007
UCF BlackBox Theatre
Orlando, FL United States
UCF BlackBox Theatre Orlando, FL United States
NOV 01, 2007 - NOV 04, 2007
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY United States
Binghamton University Binghamton, NY United States
OCT 25, 2007 - OCT 27, 2007
Evangel University
Springfield, MO United States
Evangel University Springfield, MO United States
OCT 18, 2007 - NOV 02, 2007
A C Flora High School
Columbia, SC United States
A C Flora High School Columbia, SC United States
OCT 04, 2007 - OCT 06, 2007
Carleton College
Northfield, MN United States
Carleton College Northfield, MN United States
SEP 28, 2007 - OCT 13, 2007
N/A
APO, AE United States
N/A APO, AE United States
APR 17, 2007 - APR 21, 2007
Clemson University
Clemson, SC United States
Clemson University Clemson, SC United States
MAR 05, 2007 - MAR 05, 2007
Showplace Theatre
Peterborough, ON Canada
Showplace Theatre Peterborough, ON Canada
FEB 23, 2007 - MAR 30, 2007
Acting Unlimited, Inc. And Evangeline Players
St. Martinville, LA United States
Acting Unlimited, Inc. And Evangeline Players St. Martinville, LA United States
DEC 11, 2006 - DEC 12, 2006
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL United States
Illinois College Jacksonville, IL United States
OCT 06, 2006 - OCT 06, 2006
Phillips Academy
Andover, MA United States
Phillips Academy Andover, MA United States
SEP 23, 2006 - SEP 23, 2006
All Things Art
Canandaigua, NY United States
All Things Art Canandaigua, NY United States
SEP 21, 2006 - SEP 24, 2006
Webster University
St. Louis, MO United States
Webster University St. Louis, MO United States
SEP 19, 2006 - SEP 29, 2006
Bridewell Theatre/ Giudecca
London, United Kingdom
Bridewell Theatre/ Giudecca London, United Kingdom
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JUN 24, 2015 - JUN 26, 2015
She Smiled Productions
Portland, ME United States
She Smiled Productions Portland, ME United States