Plays Directory : Duck Variations

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    David Mamet
  • Written
    1972
  • Setting
    A park bench
  • Overview
    The play is focused around two old men who randomly meet on a park bench. Although it is usually played that the two men do not know of each other, (the stage directions are ambiguious--they could meet, or they could be old friends) they awkwardly begin to talk to each other. As they fumble for topics to speak upon, somehow they always end up reverting back to the ducks swimming around in the lake. Although their conversations seem misguided, as they talk about the ducks, many wise conversations are actually discussed. They talk about the leader of the ducks, and how every other duck follows that leader. When the leader duck dies, then a new leader must be chosen. They also talk about how everything the ducks do has a purpose. Basically, within the dialog of the men, they talk about why things occur naturally, friendship, and death, not only in reference to the ducks, but also in human nature.

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Connected mandy members:

Darren Latham
2011, George
Simmonds Theatre, Oakwood
David Rex
David Rex
Actor
2010, George
Midlands Tour
Dominic Danson
2010, George
Bath Drama Hut
Christian Hall
2009, Emil
Paul Darroch
Paul Darroch
Actor
2008, George
Glasgow University
Henry Dunn
Henry Dunn
Actor
2007, George
Regents Park Theatre
Amna Khwaja
Amna Khwaja
Director
2007, DSM
Kings Head Theatre
Hilary Statts
Hilary Statts
Set Designer
2007, Designer/ Scenic Artist
Regent's Park Theatre Studio/ King's Head
Angel Ribolla
2004, Shannon
Florida State Thespian Festival
Alan Berkley
Alan Berkley
Actor
2003, Emil
Milton Lopes
Milton Lopes
Actor
2000, Man 2
Igreja de Sao Vicente
James Mackenzie
1999, George Aranovitz