A CALIFORNIA SURFER IN CLEOPATRA'S COURT
Type: Full Length
Genres: Classics, Comedy
Themes: Classic Adaptations, Time Travel, Competition
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 7-12 females, 5-9 males (12-21 total cast)
Flexibility: 0-30 extras, doubling possible
SYNOPSIS: Surf's up...in Ancient Egypt! Totally awesome teen surfer Brody Morgan is mysteriously transported from a California beach in the 1960s to 41 BC Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra's court. Brody introduces hilarious 20th century inventions like flip flops, Egyptian cotton sheets, and mummy-style sleeping bags to Cleopatra and her Roman boyfriend, Mark Antony. When Cleopatra's wicked adviser, Pothinus, and ambitious sister, Arsinoe, attempt a venomous coup, Brody saves Cleo and the Romans, then returns home in time to compete in a totally gnarly surfing competition. Inspired by Mark Twain's classic time-travel tale, this action-packed, hilarious comedy boasts a flexible cast, silly but simple costumes and props, uproarious gags and jokes, and loads of slapstick humor. The play is a mash-up of the goofy “beach party” movies of the 60S and a comical take on the Antony and Cleopatra story from ancient history. King Tut is rolling over in his sarcophagus—with laughter—and all because there's...a California surfer in Cleopatra's court!
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