Year of the Rooster
by Olivia Dufault

Productions (12)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Flexible. Suggested locations include a living room and a McDonald's restaurant counter.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-622-0

Year of the Rooster
by Olivia Dufault

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Productions (12)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Flexible. Suggested locations include a living room and a McDonald's restaurant counter.

Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex aka "Odie" is the baddest barnyard bird there is. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.

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Gil is a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since...ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex aka "Odie" is the baddest barnyard bird there is. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him -- but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 75 - 85 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Flexible. Suggested locations include a living room and a McDonald's restaurant counter.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-622-0

Published Reviews

Critic's Pick!

"Year of the Rooster at the Ensemble Studio Theater isn't merely entertaining. It's astonishingly entertaining."

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

Best Shows of 2013

"This is a funny, fierce work and you leave eager to see the playwright's next one!"

Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post

"Eric Dufault's comical cockfight thriller Year of the Rooster, written for Youngblood, brims with that group's ferocious, under-30 pep."

Time Out New York

Production History

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Production Group
Location
OCT 13, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
CoHo Productions
PORTLAND, OR United States
CoHo Productions PORTLAND, OR United States
JUL 01, 2016 - JUL 03, 2016
Seattle Public Theater
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Public Theater Seattle, WA United States
MAY 20, 2016 - JUN 05, 2016
Ad Hoc Beaumont (additional royalties)
Beaumont, TX United States
Ad Hoc Beaumont (additional royalties) Beaumont, TX United States
MAY 20, 2016 - JUN 05, 2016
Ad Hoc Beaumont
Beaumont, TX United States
Ad Hoc Beaumont Beaumont, TX United States
JAN 09, 2016 - FEB 07, 2016
Red Theater Chicago
Chicago, IL United States
Red Theater Chicago Chicago, IL United States
DEC 09, 2015 - JAN 10, 2016
Single Carrot Theatre
Baltimore, MD United States
Single Carrot Theatre Baltimore, MD United States
AUG 20, 2015 - SEP 19, 2015
Capital T Theatre
Austin, TX United States
Capital T Theatre Austin, TX United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 20, 2014
Stray Cat Theatre
Tempe, AZ United States
Stray Cat Theatre Tempe, AZ United States
NOV 06, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
FUSION Theatre Company
Albuquerque, NM United States
FUSION Theatre Company Albuquerque, NM United States
SEP 04, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
Impact Theatre
Berkeley, CA United States
Impact Theatre Berkeley, CA United States
AUG 21, 2014 - SEP 07, 2014
Upstart Productions
Dallas, TX United States
Upstart Productions Dallas, TX United States
NOV 14, 2013 - FEB 01, 2014
Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 13, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
CoHo Productions
PORTLAND, OR United States
CoHo Productions PORTLAND, OR United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 13, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
CoHo Productions
PORTLAND, OR United States
CoHo Productions PORTLAND, OR United States
DEC 09, 2015 - JAN 10, 2016
Single Carrot Theatre
Baltimore, MD United States
Single Carrot Theatre Baltimore, MD United States
AUG 20, 2015 - SEP 19, 2015
Capital T Theatre
Austin, TX United States
Capital T Theatre Austin, TX United States
NOV 06, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
FUSION Theatre Company
Albuquerque, NM United States
FUSION Theatre Company Albuquerque, NM United States
SEP 04, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
Impact Theatre
Berkeley, CA United States
Impact Theatre Berkeley, CA United States
NOV 14, 2013 - FEB 01, 2014
Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Ensemble Studio Theatre New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Outer Critics Circle Award (John Gassner Award) (2013-2014)

David Colicchio Emerging Playwright Award (2013)

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