The Secret Life of Seagulls
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 2f
Anne and Don, married ten years, are on vacation in Florida. The Secret Life Of Seagulls follows four humans and several seagulls as they attempt to define themselves, their lives, relationships and values.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The play is mostly set at the beach, so a couple of beach chairs, an umbrella and small table are needed. A smaller portion of the play is set in a small bar; two chairs and a table are needed. At the beach, costuming should be bathing attire; at the bar, golfing attire. The sounds of waves and seagulls would be helpfull.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
ANNE - wears attire suitable for the beach through-out the play: bathing-suit, sun-glasses, hat, sandals; although she is at times wistful and introspectively sad, there is also a sense of youthfulness
DON - married to Anne; wears beach attire opening and last scene, otherwise, casual; tends toward the taciturn, but also can seem vulnerable; close friends with Jim
JIM - friends with Don; attire indicates he spends a lot of time on the golf course; shows youthful enthusiasm when discussing golf with Don, otherwise angry and defensive with his wife
SANDY - married to Jim, close friend of Anne; in beach attire when with Anne, casual attire when with Jim; as opposed to her friend Anne, Sandy tends to view the world through jaundiced eyes
FRED - a seagull; you can tell by his feathers or any other device to indicate “seagullness”
GEORGE - another seagull, same age as Fred
ETHEL - george’s wife (she’s expecting)
FRED, JR. - son of George and Ethel (named after Fred)
MABEL - a seagull looking for prospects
All Seagull roles may be doubled by the four human characters.
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
While ideally it would be best to find some seagulls who can speak the native language, until then, it might be best to double some of the existing cast.