The Great Fish & Jonah

ONE-ACT: Jonah (yes, that Jonah, the one from the Bible) and the great fish are friends.

Performed as part of Burien Actors Theatre Playwrights Festival, Burien, WA, May 2019, directed by Rachel Rene. First-place winner, one-act category.

Performed as part of Spokane Civic Theatre Playwrights Forum Festival; Spokane, WA; June 2019, directed by Matthew Harget. Received Adjudicator's Award.
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The Great Fish & Jonah

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  • Judith Robinson:
    24 Dec. 2021
    My playwriting students adored The Great Fish & Jonah. My student who read the part of the whale that swallows the prophet kept the class in hysterics as he read the hilarious lines. This play would work well for high school or university classes - young or mature audiences. It really captures the spirit of the Biblical story well while giving it a contemporary polish. Highly recommended.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    25 Apr. 2020
    A completely delightful biblical tale of Jonah and Herman the fish. Clever, engaging and very well done!
  • Tristen Canfield:
    28 Jun. 2019
    I recently had the pleasure of performing in this gem of a piece. A touching, hilarious, delightful biblical adaptation with a heaping spoonful of social commentary added in for good measure, the play was well received for its clever insight and gentle wisdom. The script also won the festival's Adjudicators' Choice award, on its own merit without help from the performance, by a panel of judges who read and compared each script in the show. I highly recommend this play.

Character Information

    Yup. That Jonah. The one from the Bible.
  • HERMAN (voice-over only)
    A great fish. You might be tempted to think "whale," but don't.