Start with an agoraphobe, a narcoleptic, a temporary amnesiac, and an apraxic who cannot perform physical actions upon request, add in a ruthless identity thief with a taste for fine food and you get a raucous comedy that explores not just the idiosyncrasies of human nature, but the power of love. Bunny Temple is an agoraphobe living in New York. Once a week he organizes a get-together of his friends, each of whom has been relegated to the sidelines of society. What makes this gathering different is that Bunny has become the victim of an identity theft that has left him penniless and on the verge of expulsion from the safe harbor of his apartment. When the four decide to find the thief themselves, the amateur sleuths end up with more than they had bargained for. A Beautiful Home is an exploration of personal identity. Where does our sense of self come from? How is it limited and shaped by the physical world around us? Despite the seriousness of the topic, A Beautiful Home for the Incurable is a comedy of both manners and errors. Its deft exploration of the self touches upon all strata of society, and addresses contemporary themes of identity theft, co-dependency, binge-buying, and throwaway lifestyles.

The San Francisco Chronicle writes, "Walker has attracted some interest with "Home." It's easy to see why. The setup is imaginative, the dialogue is pretty witty and the compassionate but frank humor probes the ways in which we can all feel like helpless outsiders." "A zany, well-crafted hit," says The San Francisco Bay Times, "have we struck the artistic motherlode here or what?" The New Jersey Star-Ledger writes-- "winsome and well-intentioned." And the Mountainview Voice declares, "nothing less than side-splitting." Three male actors (age 28-40) and two women (28-40); single setting.

Performance History:

[Oct, 2004] The Pear Avenue Theatre (California) World Premiere

[Mar, 2005] Luna Stage (New Jersey) Professional World Premiere

[Jul, 2006] Second Wind Productions (San Francisco)

Format: A full length play in two acts; total playing time 115 minutes

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