The Other Side: A Chicken Play

Three factory farm chickens attempt to find peace of mind and a greater sense of purpose by engaging each other in a series of debates, games, feuds, and emotional experiments while awaiting their imminent trip to the broiler.
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The Other Side: A Chicken Play

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  • Michael C. O'Day:
    23 Sep. 2022
    Every once in a great while, a playwright happens upon a perfect metaphor for the human condition - here, it's three caged factory chickens, trying to fill the time as they await the inevitable and inventing much of human (or chicken) civilization in the process. You can try describing it - Samuel Beckett meets The Far Side, perhaps? - but there's no way to do justice to the scope of its vision or the humanity of its characters. Who are chickens. In any event, this needs to be produced now, widely, and often.