Beacon Rug by Stephen W. Young


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Beacon Rug by Stephen W. Young

BEACON RUG is a comedy where pranks are pulled, lessons are learned, and all is not what it seems. From ethnic misunderstandings to dire consequences, this two-act play is a prime example of how actions can speak louder than words and have unintended results. From start to finish, the play features wall-to-wall laughs for all ages. 

There’s Trick - the master of practical jokes who doesn’t know when to stop, Bernard – a bonafide Beacon who’s a little too perfect in his ways, Ana – the mail deliverer whose ideas about falling in love are recipes for mayhem, Eddie – the ever smiling rug cleaner who lives in a world of his own and never speaks, Rissa – the potential girlfriend who quickly learns that romance isn’t all fun and games, Wayne – the new guy who finds himself in the middle of something he can’t avoid, Guenther – the no nonsense owner of Beacon Rug who has no time or patience for mischief, and Mrs. Brydges – Beacon Rug’s best customer who mistakenly thinks she’s dealing with the man at the top.

The play was produced and directed by the playwright for 5 shows from June 20 to 23, 2018. You can view the play in its entirety on YouTube HERE!

Keywords: comedy, small cast, practical jokes, misunderstandings, roles ages 20 to 50+, lessons learned

Genre: Comedy
Run time: 90 minutes
Male roles: 4
Female roles: 2
Doubled roles: 2
"With a character-driven plot, you don't really need a lot of fancy sets, it's all about their antics and idiosyncrasies and it seems there is no shortage in Young's comedy."
Valerie Hill, Entertainment, Waterloo Region Record
Notes: The ethnic backgrounds of the characters GUENTHER and ANA can be changed to suit the area where the play is being produced. This will mean some word changes in their dialogue to suit their ethnicity.

The Beacon Rug logo is available on request.