Consider the Oyster
by David MacGregor

Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (4-5 actors possible: 2-3 f, 1-2 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A living room area adjacent to a kitchen area.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-214-7

Consider the Oyster
by David MacGregor

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Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (4-5 actors possible: 2-3 f, 1-2 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A living room area adjacent to a kitchen area.

When Gene breaks his leg after proposing to girlfriend Marisa, he begins to feel some odd changes. It turns out the oyster shell that the doctor left in his leg to assist with his healing is causing him to slowly transition into a female -- just the way an oyster does. Can Gene learn to live his life as a different gender, and will he -- or she -- be able to feel the same for his fiancee? Consider the Oyster is a funny and surprising exploration of gender and our changeable human nature.

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Play Details

When Gene breaks his leg after proposing to girlfriend Marisa, he begins to feel some odd changes. It turns out the oyster shell that the doctor left in his leg to assist with his healing is causing him to slowly transition into a female -- just the way an oyster does. Can Gene learn to live his life as a different gender, and will he -- or she -- be able to feel the same for his fiancee? Consider the Oyster is a funny and surprising exploration of gender and our changeable human nature.

  • Comedy
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (4-5 actors possible: 2-3 f, 1-2 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A living room area adjacent to a kitchen area.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-214-7

Published Reviews

"Consider the Oyster is David MacGregor's terrific new comedy... Some smart producers have an off-Broadway 1,000-plus performance hit ahead of them."

Theatermania

"Producing heaving belly laughs, [the play] is resoundingly optimistic, proving good friends, and love, are not easily discarded."

Denver Theatre Talk

"Consider the Oyster glimmers like a pearl. MacGregor's dialogue and character development are fresh and delicious."

The Morning Sun

"This is a play that allows us to imagine what our country would be like if we were all more accepting of the diversity of sexual orientations present in humanity."

Lansing City Pulse

"David MacGregor's script is heavy on the comedy, both physical and cerebral, but like an ice cream cone dipped in chocolate, there's much more to the concoction than merely a bunch of laughs. Beneath the jokes and the pratfalls, serious questions linger."

New Monitor

"Consider the Oyster is offbeat perfection."

Michigan Entertainment News

"...a fine-crafted piece of comedy, Consider the Oyster is a fresh, unique rendition of an ageless theme: love's triumph over adversity."

Between the Lines (Michigan)

"...a hilarious yet thought-provoking night of theater."

Dexter Patch

"...its story is going to stir you and fuel a lot of discussion after the curtain call...after tickling your funny bone and touching your heart."

Heritage Media

"David MacGregor delivers an intriguing sex-switch farce that is more than the sum of its gimmicks. Consider the Oyster is the kind of story that playwright MacGregor does best...understanding the way relationships work, both with friends and family."

Detroit Free Press

"The script is fresh, curiously topical, and liberally funny... This accomplishment in storytelling has broad appeal for viewers in the mood for lighter entertainment as well as those craving a captivating, thought-provoking experience."

Rogue Critic

"Consider the Oyster delivers a comic pearl. This is a clever, funny, and surprising script that we can't say too much about without issuing a big spoiler alert. Don't miss this one."

Detroit Theatre Examiner

"...a romantic comedy that posits one serious question after another."

Real Detroit Weekly

Production History

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Production Group
Location
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Kent State University at Stark
North Canton, OH United States
Kent State University at Stark North Canton, OH United States
APR 28, 2017 - APR 29, 2017
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK United States
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK United States
MAR 29, 2017 - APR 01, 2017
University Of Toronto Scarborough
Scarborough, ON Canada
University Of Toronto Scarborough Scarborough, ON Canada
JAN 13, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Clarkston Village Players
Waterford, MI United States
Clarkston Village Players Waterford, MI United States
NOV 06, 2015 - NOV 14, 2015
Georgetown Little Theatre Productions Inc.
Georgetown, ON Canada
Georgetown Little Theatre Productions Inc. Georgetown, ON Canada
FEB 06, 2015 - FEB 15, 2015
Footlight Players, Inc.
Michigan City, IN United States
Footlight Players, Inc. Michigan City, IN United States
NOV 21, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
Carol Players
Labrador City, NF Canada
Carol Players Labrador City, NF Canada
NOV 21, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
Carol Players
Labrador City, NF Canada
Carol Players Labrador City, NF Canada
OCT 17, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
Carpenter Square Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK United States
Carpenter Square Theatre Oklahoma City, OK United States
MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Boise State University
Boise, ID United States
Boise State University Boise, ID United States
JUN 11, 2013 - JUN 11, 2013
Fuse Ensemble Theatre (Staged Reading)
Portland, OR United States
Fuse Ensemble Theatre (Staged Reading) Portland, OR United States
FEB 15, 2013 - MAR 10, 2013
Aurora Fox Theatre
Aurora, CO United States
Aurora Fox Theatre Aurora, CO United States
JUN 24, 2011 - SEP 03, 2011
Purple Rose Theatre
Chelsea, MI United States
Purple Rose Theatre Chelsea, MI United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Kent State University at Stark
North Canton, OH United States
Kent State University at Stark North Canton, OH United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
FEB 15, 2013 - MAR 10, 2013
Aurora Fox Theatre
Aurora, CO United States
Aurora Fox Theatre Aurora, CO United States
JUN 24, 2011 - SEP 03, 2011
Purple Rose Theatre
Chelsea, MI United States
Purple Rose Theatre Chelsea, MI United States

Awards (2)

Nominated for Best New Play of 2011 by the Wilde Awards.

Named Best New Play of 2011 by the Rogue Critic.

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