What do you do when you are lonely? When you are young, you imagine up a friend, someone cool and funny, the type of person that you always wanted to be your friend. As we get older, loneliness becomes more common, but we aren’t allowed to create our friends anymore. Bob is lonely. He has isolated himself through his own psychological issues, which have been exasperated by his alcoholism. He has pushed away a woman who cares for him (whether he deserves her or not is another question) because he can’t find his satisfaction in any real person. Bob creates Beer Girl to fill his loneliness and fulfill his unrealistic expectations for a relationship. When Beer Girl comes to life it is a miracle; this play is a form of realism which makes the addition of the puppet exciting to the audience.
With this piece I want to challenge people’s ideas of fantasy. In our world there are epic stories of love and soul mates, this is one of them. Beer Girl is willing to fulfill Bob’s fantasies, but when she finds out she can’t she makes the ultimate sacrifice. She dies for her love. Bob thinks that she is everything that he wants or needs, but when she can’t be, he has to realize that fantasy is not reality. Flo and Bob are the reality; Beer Girl is the fantasy.
The point of attack in this play is when Flo arrives and disrupts Bob’s time with Beer Girl. Bob is about to kiss her which would bring her to life and fulfill Bob’s goal of finding love and fulfillment with Beer Girl. Flo arrives which prevents Bob from kissing Beer Girl. He does not come back to the thought of kissing Beer Girl until Flo brings it up later in the play. The theme of the play is that it is impossible to create the perfect relationship.