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2 men, 2 women: 4 total
Two young men, both nineteen and visiting Cape Cod for an adventuresome weekend, spot two attractive girls, slightly older than themselves, and set about trying to pick them up. The eagerness of the boys is contrasted with the disinterest of the girls—although the prettier of the latter (knowing very well what is in the air) is more intrigued than her friend would like. Events then move on to a very funny beach picnic, with much beer-drinking and suggestive talk, after which one of the boys does indeed "score" with the more attractive girl. But, in doing so, he sheds his "macho" image, and the relative naiveté of the boys is effectively and humorously contrasted with the unsuspected worldliness of the girls. In the end the boys' bravado is shattered completely, but it is clear that a new and valuable awareness of the ways of the world (and "older" women) has replaced it.
The Men are both 19, Ronda is 22, and Cheryl is 25.
A perceptive, hilariously funny (if often disarmingly frank) examination of mating rituals among the young. Successfully produced Off-Broadway, the play deals outspokenly with its subject of two couples who meet at the beach with seduction very much in mind. "…sharply attuned to the speech nuances of young people." —Hollywood Reporter.