FULL-LENGTH PLAY
Comedy
What's normal after 2020? And what comes after the 'new normal?' These characters are desperately trying to find out. But with big secrets, hidden identity, and chaos on the high seas, life after 2020 has never been so abnormally fun.

Fully vaxed and now ready to face the world, Ruth is having a garage sale to raise money for a cruise with her husband, Denny. But Denny has come to enjoy life sheltering at home and away from people, barring a playfully acrimonious relationship with live-in mother-in-law, Beverly. As their two grown children unexpectedly come home with a jailhouse boyfriend, the entire family
must decide what matters most as they grow - together or apart.

ACT I - Family Room
ACT II - Cruise Ship Lounge


CHARACTER INFORMATION
Ruth- Female, 60s, Any race / ethnicity
Denny - Male, 60s, Any race / ethnicity
Beverly - Female, 80s, Any race / ethnicity
Kenneth - Male, 30s, Any race / ethnicity
Jules - Female, 20s, Any race / ethnicity
Alfie - Male, 30s, Any race / ethnicity

THEMES
Moving On, Dating & Marriage, Travel
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
“Adulthood is very depressing, that's how you know you're doing it right." This well-crafted comedy is as thought provoking as it is clever, with some truly funny physical gags as well. There are riffs on responsibility and life-and-love-avoidance as well as nerve-touching discoveries and aftershocks as the characters learn to do less emotional distancing and crowd in for a close-up, new-fashioned happy ending. Lots of fun.”
(Christine Foster)
READINGS & WORKSHOPS
Pumphouse Players, GA - 2022
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