Beached

by  Bernie DeLeo

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

Two cute girls are at the beach, sunning themselves and discussing their various sexual exploits. They appear to be fast friends until one lets herself be picked up by the other's hunky new boyfriend.

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  • Cast Size

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    2m, 3f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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Two cute girls are at the beach, sunning themselves and discussing their various sexual exploits. They appear to be fast friends until one lets herself be picked up by the other's hunky new boyfriend. She goes off with him to a rock concert and dinner, leaving her friend with nerdy Harvey who finally gets up the nerve to tell Laurie off for being callous and rude and self absorbed. Both Harvey and Laurie achieve an emotional breakthrough of sorts. Talk about coastal disturbances!

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 13th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: A stretch of concrete lakeshore between Chicago's North Avenue & Oak Street Beaches.

Casting

2m, 3f
LAURIE - 26, a waitress/actress, highly compulsive, obsessed with how she looks and what men think of her
SALLY - 27, her best friend, has no real ambitions beyond being comfortable and having a good time
KIM - 28, recently married, five months pregnant, was once very like Sally and Laurie
HARVEY - 30, a friend of Kim's, a computer programmer; he is extremely shy, petrified of women
VINCE - 29, a cagey musclehead
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Authors

Bernie DeLeo

Bernie DeLeo

Beached was first presented at Rutgers University's Jameson Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on May 4, 1988. It was directed by Michael J. Kelly.

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