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By: Linda Oatman HighAdd to Wish List
Script: $6.50
Notebook Script: $12.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $35.00
Each Additional Performance: $35.00
Limited Video Rights: $30.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights: $30.00
Extra Streams: $0.30
Types: Short Play, Community Theatre
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Themes: Death, Family, Relationships
Running Time: 40 minutes
Speaking Cast: 3-4 females, 2-5 males, 5-9 total cast
Flexibility: doubling possible
Title Includes: Mature Theme
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Uncle Chick has passed away and his last wish is to have his family scatter his ashes on the beach. This request conjures visions of an ocean-side memorial, with a setting sun, full of heart-felt remembrances of Uncle Chick; however, there is one problem – Uncle Chick has chosen a nude beach that he and his Army buddies visited and his surviving family now have reservations at the Naked Mermaid Motel.
Chick’s family includes, Rose, his prim and proper wife, who is determined to make his last wish come true, She is accompanied by her ex-hippie niece Carly and Carly’s pierced and tattooed, college-aged daughter Amanda.
Rose plans to scatter the remains at night, in the buff; however, that plan is shot down when Josh the bellhop informs Rose that in less than a hour, a city ordinance will be enforced, prohibiting the nude beach to operate.
As the minutes tick toward 5:00pm, the three generations of women reminisce about Chick, share laughter and tears, and gawk at the naked lifeguard Buck. Rose’s regrets and reservations pull her in two different directions, but ultimately the devoted widow resolves to be true to her late husband’s last wish. Assisted by Josh, Buck, Carly, and Amanda, the elderly Rose proves that life is indeed too short for modest hesitations. She seizes the day, and it’s a day no one will soon forget.
This play may be performed either as a ONE ACT play (20 minutes; 3 women; 2 men) or as a TWO ACT play (40 minutes; 3 women; 3 men; double casting), where in Act II, we learn the REAL and surprising story behind Chick and his army buddies escapades (or lack thereof) at the Nude Mermaid Hotel.

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