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.
[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