A Bucket of Crabs (Walking Warm)

(12 minutes) Three sisters reunite on the island of Chincoteague, VA.
Tensions below the COVID19 crisis and growing political divide cannot help but surface.

Written for the the PDC ten minute Bakeoff 2020.
Semi-Finalist for the 2021 TASN Short Play Festival.

Published online under the title Walking Warm: https://www.americanpopularculture.com/review_americana/fall_2021/syran.htm
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A Bucket of Crabs (Walking Warm)

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  • Julie Zaffarano:
    20 Aug. 2021
    Lovely play about three sisters who appear to be very different, but are they? The bonds of these sisters are strong and their love shines through.
  • Andrew Martineau:
    16 Jul. 2021
    There is an amazing metaphor in this short play about three sisters on Chincoteaugue Island in Virginia involving a bucket of crabs fighting for survival. Like Chekhov’s famous sisters, these women are dealing with a strong feeling of unrest. They have ideological differences that keep them from connecting, despite the wine, which they hope will bring back pleasant memories from the past. Discussion of the wild ponies there causes more disagreement about personal liberties. A beautifully written play for strong women. Well done!

Development History

  • Reading
    PDC Bakeoff

Production History

  • Fringe


Semi-Finalist Short Play Festival 2021
TASN Short Play Festival