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“Nude on the Beach”

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Adams, Johnna J. (American playwright, technical writer, November 22, 1972-____), “Nude on the Beach,”

a 30-minute romantic comedy in English, set on a Southern California nudist beach, U.S.A., 1999,


  •  © 1999 by Johnna J. Adams;  •  script/rights available from Johnna J. Adams, 26 Alamitos Avenue #309,
Long Beach, California 90802, U.S.A., e-mail blindsquirrel@mindspring.com, telephone (home) 562-590-7112, (work) 562-209-4785.  •  Cited by Johnna J. Adams, via ftp November 8, 1999; Adams says,

  § Dramatis Personae Darryl (m), 35, a computer programmer; Geese (f), 35, a romance novelist.

  § Synopsis “Darryl and Geese are experiencing marital difficulties. Their free-thinking preacher has advised them to take a trip to a local nudist beach and reintroduce themselves to one another without the defensive armor of clothing and emotional barricades. To strip or not to strip, that is the question.

  § Comment “But are Darryl and Geese ready to lay bare their souls and less-than-perfect bodies? ‘Nude on the Beach’ is a 30-minute romp with a charmingly-disfunctional couple, as they attempt to resolve lifelong feelings of inadequacy with ten seconds of nudity.  •  This is a one-set production. All the action occurs on the beach, easily suggested by a couple of lawn chairs and a cooler. The script calls for the characters to be nude onstage only during the last few lines of dialogue, and a special lighting effect (backlighting, for example) can obscure the nudity. The Orange County Playwrights Alliance workshopped this script in a staged reading.  •  Please feel free to visit www.scriptseeker.com and e-mail the playwright. For a partial list of longer works by Johnna Adams, visit www.ocpaplaywrights.com.”

  § Themes beach, honesty, inhibition, marriage, nudity, reconciliation, redemption.

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