Mickey & Sage

Sara Farrington
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Mickey’s dad and Sage’s mom are really, really good friends. So every day after school, Mickey’s dad drops Mickey off at Sage’s house and the two kids (played by adults) are forced to play together in Sage’s tightly fenced-in backyard while the parents are “hanging out.” The kids spend the endless hours rationalizing adult behavior, making sense of the cosmos, spying on their disturbing neighbors and surviving each other. Both funny and tragic, MICKEY & SAGE examines the clarity, beauty and brevity of childhood by constantly asking, “What happens to people?”

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 60 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“This four-scene, 60-minute piece lays bare the way that the minor differences that kids note about their playmates’ home lives take on greater weight and power as childhood ends.” —Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Listening to two kids talking smack during forced backyard playdates can be pretty funny. They mangle adult language they’re trying to ape, and what it all means. But there’s a disturbing undercurrent to MICKEY & SAGE. Comedy leavens the underlying painful circumstances, as filtered through the minds of youngsters trying to make sense of it all — or just to survive emotionally and physically.” —Bob Fischbach, Omaha World-Herald

About the Author


  • Sara Farrington

    SARA FARRINGTON (Playwright) NYC & NJ based playwright, screenwriter, co-founder of Foxy Films, her theater company w/ Reid Farrington. MFA from Brooklyn College with Mac Wellman. Author: The Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant Garde (53rd State Press/TCG 2022), A TROJAN WOMAN and MICKEY & SAGE (BPPI). Sara's plays have been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards & critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, American Theatre Magazine, El Diario, The Village Voice, Lighting & Sound in America, NY1 and more. Plays include: A TROJAN WOMAN (Luna Stage, w/ tour to Athens, Greece), DORA MAAR (workshops @ The Mercury Store & Brick Aux), LUCKY BREAKS (The Brick Theater & New Ohio Theater), CASABLANCABOX (HERE Arts Center), MENDACITY (2023 NYCITFF), LEISURE, LABOR, LUST (The Tank NYC & The Mount), BRANDOCAPOTE (The Tank NYC), THE RETURN (commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, performed in The Met’s Venetian Sculpture Gallery & Grace Rainey Rogers Theater), HONDURAS (10 regional tours), NEAR VICKSBURG (Incubator Arts Project/Wild Project/Walkerspace), MICKEY & SAGE (Incubator Arts Project), THE RISE & FALL OF MILES & MILO (FringeNYC ‘07, winner: Outstanding Playwriting Award), COSMICOMICS & more. Film: Mendacity, directed by Reid Farrington, featuring Foxy Films, official selection of 2023 New York Indie Theater Film Festival @ The New Ohio Theatre. Artistic residencies include: The Mercury Store, HARP @ HERE Arts, The Tank NYC, Now-In-Process @ The New Ohio Theatre, All For One Solo Collective, Dragon's Egg. Work as co. manager for Foxy Films: Tyson vs. Ali, Gin & “It,” A Christmas Carol, The Passion Project. Her work independently & w/ Foxy Films include tours to Copenhagen, Budapest, Vancouver, Columbus, OH, Lenox, MA, Omaha, NE, Nyack, NY & Athens, GR. Support from: NYSCA, NJCOA, Venturous Fund, Axe-Houghton, MediaTHE, Arch & Bruce Brown & others. Sara is also an audiobook narrator, anti-facist activist, an original founder of Immigrant Families Together and champion of #MeToo. Mom to Jack & Levi.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/15/2014
Pages 62
ISBN 9780881456264

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


Upcoming and Recent Productions


10/25/2019 – 10/26/2019
Univ. Of Kentucky Department Of Theatre & Dance
Lexington, KY