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Hunter Gatherers

ISBN: 978-0-8222-2372-6
Full Length, Dark Comedy
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set


FEE: $80 per performance.
THE STORY: Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling and dancing than previous years. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert.
"Outrageously libidinous knockabout farce meets penetrating social satire in Peter Nachtrieb's hilariously revelatory comedy, an almost two-hour laugh riot." —San Francisco Chronicle. "With abundant irony and well-turned barbs, Nachtrieb's sharply crafted dialogue follows in Edward Albee's footsteps, peeling away layers of well-mannered repression and hypocrisy as the foursome succumb to their basest impulses." —LA Times. "[Nachtrieb's] in possession of a genuine talent for queasy absurdism that produces generous flashes of original off-kilter wit." —Variety. "A shocker, but the amazing thing about this San Francisco–bred work is how the playwright elicits a cockeyed sort of empathy for the flipped-out characters who inhabit this unnerving dramatic universe." —BackStage. "Like a mash-up of the most brutal episode of Wild Kingdom and any episode of South Park." —San Francisco Bay Guardian. "As sophisticated in its worldview as it is barbaric in its energy." —San Francisco Weekly.