The Beach House (TB) – A Farcical Comedy Script in Two Acts

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John Collins didn’t have too much to worry about in April of 1996. Aside from figuring out the last clue of the Sunday crossword puzzle and refilling the bird feeder, his days consisted of relaxing in the recliner by the window, taking in the view of the Great Peconic Bay. The only thing he had yet to take care of was putting his prized possession, his home, into a trust so his three children, Janet, Jake, and Julie, will always maintain control of it. Then the old man would
have nothing left to worry about…

Fast forward to 2001. Jake’s still living in the beach house, along with his new girlfriend, Carol, when Janet and Julie drop in completely unannounced — and with some unexpected news.
Considering their alcoholism and the complete falling apart of their lives in general, they’ll now be moving in with Jake, Carol, and Dad. The only problem is, Dad’s been dead for years, and Jake hasn’t told them.

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THE BEACH HOUSE — A FARCICAL COMEDY SCRIPT IN TWO ACTS

John Collins didn’t have too much to worry about in April of 1996. Aside from figuring out the last clue of the Sunday crossword puzzle and refilling the bird feeder, his days consisted of relaxing in the recliner by the window, taking in the view of the Great Peconic Bay. The only thing he had yet to take care of was putting his prized possession, his home, into a trust so his three children, Janet, Jake, and Julie, will always maintain control of it. Then the old man would
have nothing left to worry about… Fast forward to 2001. Jake’s still living in the beach house, along with his new girlfriend, Carol, when Janet and Julie drop in completely unannounced — and with some unexpected news in this farcical comedy script.

Considering their alcoholism and the complete falling apart of their lives in general, they’ll now be moving in with Jake, Carol, and Dad. The only problem is, Dad’s been dead for years, and Jake hasn’t told them.

Between Jake trying to maintain the illusion that their father is still alive and neighborhood skeez Ray Fitzpatrick showing up to hook up with his old flame “Juicy Julie,” the play goes through a myriad of hilarious twists and turns that keeps everyone on their toes. It turns out Ray has more than just sex on his mind, and tries to blackmail the family for his part in covering up their father’s death… unless they can figure out a way to stop him in time!

Other plays by American playwright Timothy Brown:

Boys Night Out – comedy sketch for four teens
North Fork – script about two brothers loving the same girl

Author: Timothy Brown

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Farcical Comedy

Cast: 4F 3M

Ages of the actors: Adult, thirties to late sixties

Suitable for: Adults to watch and perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: The room is large and open. Upstage center is a long narrow
table that for years served as a buffet table. There are chairs at
each end. On the right is a twelve-foot-long fireplace. The
hearth is raised off the floor which provides a sitting area in
front of it for the whole length. There are some photos, a few
“beach” signs, and a Revolutionary War musket on the mantle. Upstage
right is an entrance from the kitchen. Center stage are two
chairs and a small couch that face the fireplace arranged around a
large round table. Center left is a sliding glass door leading out
to the deck. Downstage left is Dad’s reclining chair facing the
out overlooking the bay. Downright is the liquor cabinet and
TV/stereo.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – The comedy in this play is drawn from elements of farce as well as comedic characterization

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