COCKROACH NATION by Matt Pelfrey

COCKROACH NATION by Matt Pelfrey

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Author:  Matt Pelfrey

Synopsis: A yuppie ad-exec, Hank, finds himself lost in a dark alley where he undergoes a transformation to homelessness and insanity.  He is in the longest, dirtiest alley in the city where he meets the resident of the underbelly of a world that is rocketing towards chaos.  There's Boone, a self-styled leader who has adopted guerilla warfare tactics to survive in this world.  His sidekick Cockroach Boy is an eerie Kafkaesque part roach like humanoid scampers on all fours, and talks in clicks, hisses, whistles and grunts.  And the Trash King, a mythic being who spouts philosophical observations warning that trash will outlive us all.  "The wrapper outlasts the burger - the bottle outlasts the wine - the can outlasts the Coke..."

Cast Size:  8 Males, 4 Females

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"The play's absurdist premise gives rise to many jarring, provocative moments and often humorously probes issues of race, class, the environment, homelessness, and poverty." -- LA WEEKLY

 

"The audience came out without saying a word -- because they were too stunned by what they had seen." -- Reviewplays.com

 

 

Matt Pelfrey's Awards include:

Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville

American Theater Critics New Play Award Nomination

PEN Center West Literary Award Nomination

Ovation Award Nomination for Best World Premiere Play

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