Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa | Suggested by short stories by Deborah Eisenberg
Second Stage Theatre off-Broadway, New York City - February 13 - March 9, 2003.
The Blank Theatre, Hollywood, California - October 9 - November 18, 2007
Finborough Theatre, London - October 27 - November 21, 2009.
When Charlotte decides to give up smoking, she doesn't realise quite how difficult it will be. As she attempts to fill her nicotine-starved days, the events of a troubled past slowly begin to resurface: an abusive ex-boyfriend, a new life in New York, a bizarre roommate and a boss who is a little too hands on.
As her emotional debris accumulates, we see Charlotte's vivid memories juxtaposed against her present day life. But even with her friends trying to help, can this Little Fish learn to survive in a pond as big as New York City?
- Days - Charlotte, Kathy, Marco, Ensemble
- Robert - Charlotte
- It's A Sign - Cinder
- The Pool - Charlotte,Comatose Girl, Ensemble
- Winter Is Here - Charlotte
- Short Story - Robert
- Perfect - Kathy, Charlotte, Cinder
- John Paul - Charlotte, Kathy
- He - John Paul, Charlotte, Robert, Ensemble
- Cigarette Dream - Charlotte, Young Girl
- Flotsam - Young Girl
- I Ran - Marco
- The Ninety-Year-Old Man - Charlotte
- By The Way - Mr Bunder, Charlotte
- Remember Me - Kathy
- Anne - Young Girl, Marco
- Little Fish - Marco
- Poor Charlotte - Cinder
- The Track - Charlotte, Exec, Ensemble
- Flotsam (Reprise) - Charlotte
- Simple Creature - Charlotte
- Revelations - Charlotte, Marco, Kathy
- In Two's And Three's - Charlotte, Ensemble
Principals: 4 Men, 5 Women
Featured: 10 characters, all of the named characters should double as ensemble members with the exception of Charlotte, Kathy and Marco.
- Charlotte, early thirties
- Kathy, early thirties
- Marco, early thirties
- Robert, forties
- Cinder, twenties
- John Paul, twenties
- Mr. Bunder, fifties
- Young Girl, teenage
Scenes and Settings
LITTLE FISH takes place in New York City, over the course of the present year, with flashbacks to ten years previous. Various locales include Charlotte’s apartments, subway, Cinder’s apartment and Dress shop in Chelsea, the YWCA, a Latin disco, a movie theatre, an art gallery, a trainer store.
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