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Catch the Fish

Full Length, Comedy
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2903-2


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: CATCH THE FISH follows Allison, a hardened, ambitious New York journalist on assignment in Los Angeles. She casts a line out in a club and baits three young adults who seem to fit the bill—Hollywood youth obsessed with appearance and consumption. Though she thinks she’s just angling for a good story, Allison finds herself unexpectedly reeled in by Jordan, a disarmingly charming and complex young man desperately trying to hide his past. Allison finds herself hooked and is surprised when the relationship results in her own self-reflection. She promises Jordan that the article she writes will benefit his career and assures him he can trust her, but the deeper they get, the more they both fear they are going to get caught.
“As subjects for theater, celebrity obsession and our image-based society are starting to wear thin, but Caren ignites his tropes with some refreshing ambiguity.” —Variety.

“This fish is a keeper…The thought and work that went into this play have paid off in its authentic 'youth’ aesthetic and its structural sophistication. Caren’s fresh dialogue doesn’t go for the all-too-easy cliches, but mines for the stuff that makes people do the things they do…CATCH THE FISH stands out…with the leaders of the pack. Very well written…a solid piece of theater.” —CurtainUp.