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Daniel Pelican

Author: Chris Van Strander

Daniel Pelican

Description: An amateur yachtsman pulls off the greatest hoax in maritime history when he fakes his way into winning a round-the-world race; obsessed with fame and racked with guilt, he struggles to keep hold of reality as he descends into madness.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/20/2013
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male

NOTE: Daniel Pelican is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Chris at chrisvanstrander@gmail.com.

Keywords: Biographies · Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Documentary · Drama · Families · Historical · Naturalism/Realism · Religion and Spirituality · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Solo Play · Tearjerker · True Stories

Original Production Information

Daniel Pelican was first presented by CRUX Productions aboard the Frying Pan Lightship, New York City, in November 1999, with the following cast:

DANIEL PELICAN: Chris Van Strander
MOLLY: Natalie Burgess

DIRECTOR: Tor Ekeland