Hunter Gatherers

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Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling, and dancing than previous yeas. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert.

Cast Requirements

2 men
2 women


2007 American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New Play to premiere outside of New York City; 2007 Will Glickman Prize for Best New Play in the Bay Area.


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“Highest Rating. Outrageously libidinous knockabout farce meets penetrating social satire in Peter Nachtrieb's hilariously revelatory comedy, an almost two-hour laugh riot.”
SF Chronicle


Production and Development History

World Premiere: Killing My Lobster, San Francisco (2006).
Productions: W.H.A.T, Wellfleet MA (2007); Bay Area Playwrights Festival ( 2005); Furious Theatre, Los Angeles (2009); Washington Ensemble Theatre, Seattle (2010); Theatre Exile, Philadelphia (2009); Catastrophic Theatre, Houston, TX (2009); and others.