Cast of Characters
A Gay Man Turning 40.
GEORGE “TRENT” WILLOWS
A Sexy 23 Year Old Boy Toy with a Brain.
Joe’s Attractive 40 Year Old Neighbor.
A Male Nurse Who Loves Life. 40’s. Aaron’s Partner.
Joe’s Best Friend. 40’s. A Pharmaceutical Salesman.
A Spa Assistant. Good Looking. Early 20’s.
The Spa Trustee. An Ex-Con With A Heart Of Gold.
A Beautician Who Is Trying To Quit Smoking.
A Young Newlywed in Search of Her Husband.
A Bi-Sexual Plumbing Fixture Salesman.
An Ex-Prison Warden /Spa Owner. Patrick’s Uncle.
A Single, Politically Incorrect Claims Adjuster.
A Butch Lesbian in search of her Feminine Side.
A Single Girl in Search of a Boyfriend.
Joe’s Cat (Optional)
OFF STAGE VOICES – Can Be Pre-Recorded or Double Cast
FEMALE ONSTAR VOICE
Joseph March is not a happy man. He's stuck in a dead end job. His boyfriend has left him for a younger man. There's a naked stranger in his bed. And, he's about to turn forty.
When his friends want to whisk him away for a surprise birthday getaway, what's a nice, gay guy supposed to do? Go along for the ride!!
Hoping for a little relaxation, his friends have made reservations at a spa they discovered in an internet chat room. But, this is no ordinary spa. It's a health clubm an educational seminar, a sex club, a nudist colony, a wildermess retreat and a penal institution all rolled into one!
Forced to say, Joe has ample time to re-examine his life. With the aid of his friends and an odd assortment of spa guests, Joe eventually decides that it's time to "Rejoin the human race." But, that's easier said than done.
Danger, drugs, hilarious charcters, disaster and true love are all just a road trip away!
If Joseph can survive the weekend, he just might find .
The Author would like to thank the following individuals for their advice, comments, suggestions, participation and assistance in the creation of this play:
Aaron Page, Alexa Marsh, Amanda Besinger, Amy Nelson, Amy Wallin, Andrew Martin, Andrew Melick, Andrew Pond,
Andrew Souders, Ashlee Parker, Bill Boehler, Bluesoup Design, Bob Hughes, Bob Scholl, Bree Gordon, Brian Damson,
Christopher Anton, Deborah Kudla,
Derek Elstro, Erica Badke, Fred Uebele, Harlan Didrickson,, Hayley Smith-Pilat,
Ilene Collins, Jodi Ewen, Joe Savino,
John Highberger, Kelly Schmidt,
Lee Wichman, Mark Contorno,
Mark Smaglinski, Marty Grubbs, Michael Wells,
Michelle McKenzie-Voigt, Moe Martinez,
Paige Bailey, Patrick Gannon,
Perceptual Motion Dance Studio,
Sommer Austin, Stage 773,
The Raven Theatre, Thomas Kaefring,
Tim Grimes, Tommy Venuti
and Tracie Nettesheim.
EUPHORIA received workshop readings (open to the public) on October 5th, 2009 and November 1, 2010.
The readings took place in the West Studio Theatre in the Raven Theatre Complex and at Stage 773 in Chicago, Illinois.