Crackers by John Cook
Eric, a fifty-year-old scarlet macaw enjoys reading the paper that lines his cage and watching his favourite daytime soap opera. Then young green amazon parrot Salvador shows up and occupies the cage next to him. Salvador is not at all happy and constantly complains to Eric. Eric tries to ignore him, but then begins to suspect that Salvador is much more than the whining boarder he purports to be.
Keywords: Comedy, parrots, birds, gangsters, police, cage, macaw
Produced by Tale Wagging Theatre in October 2012, and at the 2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival, June 2015.
Running Time: 45 minutes
Suitable for School Productions: Students 16+
Cast size: 6 actors
Male Cast: 5
Female Cast: 1
Casting note: The two parrots may be played by actors of any race/background. The roles of Bill and Stinky could be done by one actor.