The Potato Creek Chair of Death

The Potato Creek Chair of Death
by Robert Kerr

Productions (2)
  • Dark comedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 1 either (6-8 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A spare, flexible set that can accommodate numerous, quick scene changes

The Potato Creek Chair of Death
by Robert Kerr

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Productions (2)
  • Dark comedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 1 either (6-8 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A spare, flexible set that can accommodate numerous, quick scene changes

Somewhere in the American West, there is a gun set to fire at some undisclosed time before the year 2000. In front of this gun is a chair in which thrill-seekers sit, waiting to see if the gun will fire on them. Michael, a teenage runaway from Ohio, sets out to find this legendary chair of death. On the way he meets Valerie, an elderly woman traveling with her possessive, middle-aged son. After Michael finds a kindred spirit in Valerie, he must decide whether to meet what he believes is his rightful fate, or plunge into an uncertain future.

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Min. Performance Fee* $40
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Play Details

Somewhere in the American West, there is a gun set to fire at some undisclosed time before the year 2000. In front of this gun is a chair in which thrill-seekers sit, waiting to see if the gun will fire on them. Michael, a teenage runaway from Ohio, sets out to find this legendary chair of death. On the way he meets Valerie, an elderly woman traveling with her possessive, middle-aged son. After Michael finds a kindred spirit in Valerie, he must decide whether to meet what he believes is his rightful fate, or plunge into an uncertain future.

  • Dark comedy
  • 40 - 50 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m, 1 either (6-8 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A spare, flexible set that can accommodate numerous, quick scene changes

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DEC 11, 2015 - DEC 12, 2015
Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY United States
Marymount Manhattan College New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Ensemble Studio Theatre One-Act Marathon
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre One-Act Marathon New York, NY United States
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JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Ensemble Studio Theatre One-Act Marathon
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre One-Act Marathon New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Finalist, HBO Writers Workshop, 1994 (Wavy Line Productions)

Jones One-Act Commission, The Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota