Full Length Play
Period, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - 1960s
Settings Of Play - On and around Malibu Beach, 1962
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
“Gidget”, Frankie and Annette beach party epics, and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers such as “Spellbound” and “Marnie” are given a shotgun marriage. Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a black check out girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind.
"Fiendishly funny! Zany!”" - Associated Press
“Gidget Goes Berserk!” - The New York Times
“Catch the wave of laughter.” - Gannett Westchester Newspapers
"Hilarious" - Gannett Newspapers
Psycho Beach Party premiered on July 20, 1987 at The Players Theatre, New York City. It was directed by Kenneth Elliott and presented by Theater-in-Limbo, Kenneth Elliott, and Gerald A. Davis. The play was previously presented at the Limbo Lounge.