Home of the Great Pecan

Stephen Bittrich
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A giant pecan stolen, a minister on the make, aliens, a prom queen on the verge of a breakdown, beauty parlor gossip, and a shotgun wedding — just your average day in 1980s small town Texas — otherwise known as — the Home of the Great Pecan.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male, flexible casting, 4 to 19 actors)
Full Length Comedy (about 110 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Stephen Bittrich’s HOME OF THE GREAT PECAN is the most delightful new comedy I’ve seen in a long while … I loved spending time with these folks … At first glance, you might think that Bittrich has gathered all these larger-than-life, dizzyingly archetypal characters merely to trot them out for their own sake. And he’d certainly be giving his audience a grand time if that were all he had in mind, not to mention the delicious romp he’s providing for his more than capable cast. But there’s more here than surface: every one of the balls Bittrich is juggling at his outrageous act one curtain gets caught neatly by the finale an hour later. No loose ends, no quick saves. And there’s even a message or two to take home and savor.” —Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

“[The] script shines through, thanks to plenty of laugh lines, bizarre predicaments and wild characters.” —Valerie-Jean Hume, CV Independent

About the Author


  • Stephen Bittrich

    Stephen Bittrich's first play was a 30-minute STAR TREK tribute in junior high school where he penned himself into the starring role of Captain Kirk. After college, he moved to New York to become an actor, but soon put his English major skills to good use writing plays during the slow acting periods. He often wrote late at night during one of his survival jobs as a graveyard shift security guard.  When his daughter was born he focused on playwriting rather than the itinerant life of the actor. For over a decade and a half he worked primarily with The Drilling Company Theater on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where many of his plays were produced.  He's found that working with a group he considers his "artistic family" has been fertile ground for developing stories. He also writes for the screen and was a Top 30 Finalist in the first Project Greenlight contest (also an HBO reality show) with his screenplay DESERT RITES, based upon his play of the same name, and more recently his screenplay HEALER was purchased by Past Present Productions. Excerpts from his writings and other interesting tidbits may be found on his website: www.StephenBittrich.com. HOME OF THE GREAT PECAN also has its own website: www.HomeoftheGreatPecan.com. Other published plays include BRAIN SUCKING (DRAMATICS MAGAZINE, 1995), DUTY HONOR COUNTRY (New York Theatre Experience, 2005), THE PROPOSAL (Smith and Kraus, 2006), HOLE (Smith and Kraus, 2011) — as well as monologues and scenes in BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2005, BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES 2012, and BEST MEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES 2012 (Smith and Kraus, 2005, 2012).

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 2/17/2016
Pages 116
ISBN 9780881456387

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

HOME OF THE GREAT PECAN was first presented by The Drilling Company (Hamilton Clancy, Producing Artistic Director) in January 2011 at The Drilling Company Theatre, New York City

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Home of the Great Pecan is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


3/10/2022 – 3/13/2022
Platte Valley Playhouse
Columbus, NE

4/26/2019 – 5/12/2019
The Chester Theatre Group Of The Black River Playhouse
Chester, NJ

11/8/2018 – 11/10/2018
Canterbury School
Fort Myers, FL

2/3/2017 – 12/18/2016
Dalton Little Theatre
Dalton, GA

6/25/2016 – 7/19/2016
Artists Collaborative Theatre
Elkhorn City, KY

2/12/2016 – 2/13/2016
Marvell Civic Club
Marvell, AR