The Voyage of the Carcass (one-act)

The Voyage of the Carcass (one-act) by Dan O'Brien

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Productions (1)
Comedy/Drama
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45 - 55 minutes
1 f, 2 m
Content Notes: Adult language and content
Set: Flexible: sturdy table, some chairs, many props

Bo'sun Smythe is dead. Trapped in the ice at the North Pole, only three members of the doomed Carcass crew remain: Bane Barrington, buffoonish explorer; Ship's Chaplain Kane, a rector in drag; and Israel, their mute Canadian first mate. Will they make it home alive? (A full-length version of this play is also available.)

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $50
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

*The per performance fee begins at $50. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Bo'sun Smythe is dead. Trapped in the ice at the North Pole, only three members of the doomed Carcass crew remain: Bane Barrington, buffoonish explorer; Ship's Chaplain Kane, a rector in drag; and Israel, their mute Canadian first mate. Will they make it home alive? (A full-length version of this play is also available.)

  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 45 - 55 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible: sturdy table, some chairs, many props

Published Reviews

"Hilarious and unexpectedly profound... The Voyage of the Carcass is, for all its tragic plot points, resolutely a comedy: a clown show, really. Bane, Kane, and Israel communicate in dizzy non-sequiturs and when they move it's mostly in slapstick manner... The bottom line: you will be greatly entertained by this play, and you will leave with something genuine to think about. Go see it."

Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com

Production History

MAR 29, 2006 - APR 01, 2006
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC United States
Appalachian State University Boone, NC United States
No upcoming productions.
No professional productions.

Awards (1)

Weston Award for Drama, Brown University Graduate Playwrights Program