Drama. By Ellen Melaver.
Cast: 3m., 3w. It's a bright sunny day at the beach, and three couples pitch their umbrellas, towels and lounge chairs and settle in for the day, as we settle in for the intertwined stories of a young married couple, two teenagers, and a mother with her grown son. But just as this beautiful stretch of beach gives no hint of the drowning that took place here last summer, so are these couples touched by fears and shadows that we don't see on the surface. Matt and Lizzie hope to escape the pain of their two recent miscarriages, but Lizzie also has a secret from Matt. Peter has just proposed to his girlfriend and wants his mother's ring, but his mother has other plans. And Cara finds, to her great surprise, that her boyfriend, Bo, is not eager to join her in her plan to lose their virginity on the beach that night. In each dyad, one person is in danger of drowning. Quietly and often comedically, the stories unfold until all the fears have come to the surface, each troubled character finds the strength to call for help, and each finds the help they need right there on the beach with them. Unit set. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.