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Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl - Full Length Play, Comedy

Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl

Barbara Pease Weber

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573799822

Former deep sea divas, Coral and Oceana, didn’t exactly have the “happily ever after” storybook lives that the two erstwhile mermaids dreamed of when they rescued their handsome young sailors and swam ashore thirty years ago.  Talk about unhappy endings! 

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Early January in the off season at Sea Hags, a rustic bed and breakfast/café in desperate need of repair, somewhere at the New Jersey seashore.

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Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Former deep sea divas, Coral and Oceana, didn’t exactly have the “happily ever after” storybook lives that the two erstwhile mermaids dreamed of when they rescued their handsome young sailors and swam ashore thirty years ago.  Talk about unhappy endings!   Coral’s sailor, Fernando, took off with her treasure and returned home to his wife and four kids in Venezuela!  Oceana’s dreamboat, Hans, hit the road with her treasure to live happily ever after with his boyfriend, Juergen, in Norway!  When Coral and Oceana learn of a mermaid rescue involving a young Coast Guard Lieutenant whose car went off a nearby bridge, they dive into action to find the young, innocent mermaid and warn her about the perils and pitfalls of falling in love with mortal men who abscond with your gems, leaving you penniless with a broken heart and two skinny legs.  Helped by their cousin Marina who was unceremoniously dumped by the Captain when her treasure finally ran out, the trio of middle age former sea goddesses try to convince the young mermaid, Pearl, to hightail it back to the sea. But love, being what it is, gives Pearl some ideas of her own.  Foolish Fishgirls and The Pearl is a feisty fairytale about a mermaid’s life on dry land after true love is found, lost and found again.  And, like Coral, Oceana and Marina, you may find that “happily ever after” is closer than you think!      

REVIEWS 

"There are surprises and laughs galore..." - Montgomery Media, Read More 

“Pearl sparkles…comedic, fanciful, and entertaining…” - Chestnut Hill Local, Read More 

"“The Flipper Side of Mermaid Love…fortunately Weber has imagined it all in her new play…” - Oregon Coast Today

Foolish Fishgirls and The Pearl premiered under the working title, The Pearl, in July-August 2012 at Theatre West in Lincoln City, Oregon, under the direction of Stina Seeger-Gibson.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 5f

CORAL - (late 40s/early 50s) A flat broke, snowbound, middle middle age former mermaid and co-owner of Sea Hags, a ramshackle bed and breakfast at the New Jersey seashore.
FLOYD - (mid 50s-early 60s) A breakfast patron of Sea Hags. 
OCEANA - (late 40s/early 50s) Coral’s sister and co-owner of Sea Hags.  She’s also a broken hearted former mermaid. 
MARINA - (late 40s/early 50s) Coral and Oceana’s hoity-toity former mermaid cousin. That is, until the Captain dumps her when the treasure runs out!
SHEILA - (40s/50s) The town Police Chief,  Dog Catcher, L&I Inspector, Public Works Commissioner, and Justice of the Peace. 
PEARL - (early 20s) The new “maid” in town. She doesn’t say much. She’s a buck-naked knockout! 
NATHAN - (mid 20s/early 30s) A handsome young Coast Guard Lieutenant who should have had two hands on the wheel when driving over a bridge!
Author

Barbara Pease Weber

Barbara Pease Weber has been acting on and off since she was a teenager in the 1970s and has appeared in theatrical productions in the Philadelphia area over a span of 35 years. Ms. Weber has also authored four comedies, Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara, and A Crock of Schnizel, all of which are pubished by Samuel French! Ms. Weber's comedies, including new works in her playwriting ... view full profile

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