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Psycho Beach Party - Full Length Play, Comedy

Psycho Beach Party

Charles Busch

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573670275

"Hilarious." - Gannett Newspapers

Imagine 'Gidget' crossed with 'The Three Faces of Eve' and 'Mommie Dearest'. Chicklet, a perky teenager in Malibu Beach circa 1962, wants to learn to surf and join a group of beach bums led by the great Kanaka. Unfortunately, she suffers from...

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Period, Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - 1960s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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
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CASTING

5m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Drag performance, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

2 females roles may be played by males

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

A Music CD is available for purchase plus a per performance fee.
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Charles Busch

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Mr. Busch the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony ... view full profile

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