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Betty the Yeti

Full Length, Comedy
2 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 6, Exterior
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1455-7

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Deep in the forests of northern Oregon, environmentalists clash with loggers in a furious battle to determine the future of the land. Which is more important: the preservation of the natural landscape or the lives of the men and women who depend on the harvesting of lumber? Russ T. Sawyer is one logger who thought he knew where he stood. Having recently lost his wife to the zealous leader of an environmentalist group, he’s been sitting in the treetops, mourning both his state of unemployment and his new-found bachelorhood. Suddenly, a female sasquatch emerges from the forest. Russ is torn: should he go against his politics and protect the trusting animal, whom he has named Betty, or cash in on a deal that will destroy the poor creature’s habitat? Then when he and Betty become, well…involved…
A satirical, fantasy blend of real life and make-believe, BETTY THE YETI zeroes in on the human (and not-so-human) issues we all face as the protection of the planet becomes increasingly important to us all, even though we don’t always know what to do about it.

“BETTY’s zing and tang come partly from funny characters doing and saying funny things. And then there’s the piquancy of real issues and ideas…” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

“If your curiosity has ever been piqued by the ferocious tug of war between environmentalists and the timber industry in America’s Northwest…BETTY THE YETI may help you see the forest for the trees.” —Advocate & Greenwich Time.

“Japan-bashing, the environment vs. jobs and the institution of marriage are all issues Klein knocks about in the most un-PC manner possible…” —Charlotte Observer.