Getting To Know the Natives

by  Daniel Frank Turner

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 2f

The story of Jarlath Breen, an ex-Olympic swimmer, who spends his days in a bathtub and his nights on a water bed, and Carita, his wife, who sells herself as real estate, who decided to end their lives. Their attempt at suicide is interrupted by Clement Rose, an anthropologist, and his wife, Misty, …

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Getting To Know the Natives

by  Daniel Frank Turner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes

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The story of Jarlath Breen, an ex-Olympic swimmer, who spends his days in a bathtub and his nights on a water bed, and Carita, his wife, who sells herself as real estate, who decided to end their lives. Their attempt at suicide is interrupted by Clement Rose, an anthropologist, and his wife, Misty, a social worker. Misty attempts to save Jarlath from suicide through baptism and sex, but ends by drowning him in the bathtub before eventually marrying him in the coffin. The funeral guest arrives and reveals that he has had an affair with both Carita and Jarlath. Everyone ends up in the bathtub in this happy commingling of the festive and macabre.
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Keywords

Death, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Breens' apartment.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m, 2f
JARLATH BREEN - An athlete who holds the world's bathtub record
CARITA BREEN - His wife who sells real estate--that does not exist
CLEMENT ROSE - An anthropologist and man of the world, nothing affects him deeply
MISTY ROSE - His wife, a sociologist and homemaker who starts homemaking
THE VISITOR: BUD KING - Sells sailboats for life insurance
MR. FLOOP - A guest at two funerals
GRANDFATHER - Older than Socrates and man of the hour
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Daniel Frank Turner

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