Beating a Dead Horse
Steve and Marty Martin are two brothers on the brink of closing their failing pet funeral home, “A Nice Farm Upstate With Plenty of Room to Run Around.” That is, until an eccentric, rich old lady offers them a fortune for the funeral of her nearly dead racehorse, Sir Trots-A-Lot. There's only one problem: the horse won't die.
Beating a Dead Horse is the recipient of the 2017 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, and received a full production at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. The show was written and presented through an artist residency at the Ross Ragland Theatre, and received a workshop production through the Athena Project.