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Fat Dick
by
Daniel Guyton

The Story: An overweight private detective has to solve a murder. But can he figure out what to eat for dinner first?


Cast Size: 1M 1W
Running Time: 10 minutes
Royalty Rate: $15 per performance





Finalist in Independent Play(w)rights 10 Minute Play Competition, 2013
Semi-Finalist in Little Fish Theatre's Pick of the Vine Competition, 2014
Published in Best 10-Minute Plays of 2016 by Smith & Kraus, 2016
"I will always vote for FAT DICK. Yay!" (Scotty Gannon, Circle Ensemble Theatre, 2013)

"I LOVE the title and didn't even read it - but then I read it. And quite literally laughed out loud, then had to read it out loud to my husband. Great stuff!" (Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre, Onstage Atlanta, 2013)

"The audience absolutely loved this scene! The style of speaking, the well developed story, surprises and funny lines. [It] had the audience fully entertained and laughing every night... It was gangbusters, see!" (Paul Lauden, Whitefire Theatre, 2014)

"I know Guyton's work on the horror genre (which is great) but this is the first time I've read one of his beloved comedies. And I get it! Guyton gives us intriguing scenarios with lovable and flawed characters to create this light comedy with an edge. 10 minutes of comedy gold." (Nelson Diaz-Marcano, New Play Exchange, 2018)

"I must say I am incredibly impressed and as close to in love as possible with FAT DICK." (Josh Vining, Onstage Atlanta, 2013)

"An investigator/sexy murder suspect encounter like one straight from the pages of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, but with a vibe like sexy film noir - that served with a glass of tomato juice with a splash of grapefruit juice and Guyton's goofy sense of humor. The play would definitely be an audience favorite on college campuses, at fringe festivals and short play festivals across the country. FAT DICK is a great introduction to one of America's most produced playwrights of short comedies." (Asher Wyndham, New Play Exchange, 2018)

"That was funny as hell. Reminded me of Prairie Home Companion, the private eye in the Acme building - Guy Noir - still trying to find out the meaning of life. In this case it was a donut - which is kind of perfect. It’s round (endless) with a hole the middle. Man is always searching for something with a hole in the middle that’s endless." (Nick Boretz, Working Title Playwrights, 2014)

"Next-to-last is Daniel Guyton’s FAT DICK, which, as its title suggests, involves an obese private detective. His nutritionist has been killed, and the nutritionist’s widow (the fabulous Katie Graham) is under suspicion of murder. The action takes place as a stereotypical film noir meeting in the detective's seedy office. There are clever lines, many recycled "fat" jokes, a nice flow, and an appropriate ending twist. Peg Thon is terrific as the offstage voice of a secretary... Paul Donnelly has directed the proceedings with nice blocking and a nice flow." (Playgoer, theaterreview.com, 2014)

"I like to tell people that I broke my Atlanta cherry with Daniel Guyton's FAT DICK." (Paul Donnelly, director, 2013)

"Lots of fun banter and I do like the old 40's detective film noir of the period." (Mickey Ray, Darkhorse Dramatists, 2013)

"Just wanted to let you know I saw your play FAT DICK at Spring Shorts at the Whitefire Tuesday night... The show went over very nicely and got a lot of laughs and I think you would be pleased with it." (Steven Korbar, Playwrights Binge, 2014)
Produced by the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA, 2014
Produced by Onstage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, 2014
Produced by Mostly Harmless Productions in Schenectady, NY, 2014
Produced as a short film by Of Darkness and Light Productions in Atlanta, GA, 2014
Produced by Centerstage North in Marietta, GA, 2014
Produced as a short film by Clayton State University in Morrow, GA, 2016
Published by Next Stage Press as part of Hilarious Nightmares 2, 2016
Produced by Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, 2017
Staged Reading by Malverne Community Theatre in Malverne, NY, 2018
Produced by Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, 2018
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