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[[File:Historical_Friction_091.jpg|thumb|230px|A scene from the play.]]
 
[[File:Historical_Friction_091.jpg|thumb|230px|A scene from the play.]]
'''''Beach City or Bust: The Tale of William Dewey'' '''(also known as''' ''Beach City or Bust''''') is a play originally written by [[Mayor Dewey]], and later revised by [[Pearl]], in which [[William Dewey]] ([[Steven Universe]]), the great great great great grandfather of Mayor Dewey, sets forth to explore undiscovered land. The first performance was produced by [[Jamie]], who portrays [[Buddy]], Dewey's shipmate. It was first shown in [[Historical Friction]].
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'''''Beach City or Bust: The Tale of William Dewey'' '''(also known as''' ''Beach City or Bust''''') is a play originally written by [[Mayor Dewey]], and later revised by [[Pearl]], in which [[William Dewey]] (portrayed by [[Steven Universe]]), the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Mayor Dewey, sets forth to explore undiscovered land. The first performance was produced by [[Jamie]], who portrays [[Buddy]], Dewey's shipmate. It was first shown in [[Historical Friction]].
   
 
The play pays historical and political homage to the founding of [[Beach City]], and marks the acting debut of Jamie. It is also the first Beach City Theatre performance shown in the series.
 
The play pays historical and political homage to the founding of [[Beach City]], and marks the acting debut of Jamie. It is also the first Beach City Theatre performance shown in the series.
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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
   
The first production was prominently displayed in the episode "Historical Fricition". The cast included:
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The first production was prominently displayed in the episode "Historical Friction". The cast included:
*[[Jamie]] as Buddy
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*[[Jamie]] as [[Buddy]]
*[[Steven Universe]] as William Dewey
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*[[Steven Universe]] as [[William Dewey]]
 
*Jamie as [[Pearl]]
 
*Jamie as [[Pearl]]
 
*Jamie as [[Garnet]]
 
*Jamie as [[Garnet]]
 
*Jamie as [[Amethyst]] (voiced, manipulated)
 
*Jamie as [[Amethyst]] (voiced, manipulated)
*Jamie as an unknown gem fusion (voice)
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*Jamie as an [[Unknown Fusion Gem|unknown gem fusion]] (voice)
===Cultural references===
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== Reception ==
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The play was warmly received by the audience, 14 Beach City residents, laughing along at times and applauding and joining in a "Mayor Dewey" chant at the play's end. [[Bill Dewey|Mayor Bill Dewey]] himself was not fond of the changes made by [[Pearl]] to his script at first, particularly the portrayal of [[William Dewey]], but by the end regarded it so highly (perhaps due to his political promotion within the play) as to appoint Jamie as Lead Director of Beach City Community Theater.
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== Cultural references ==
 
*The line "it is the east, and we are the [[Crystal Gems]]" is a reference to the play [[Wikipedia:Romeo and Juliet|''Romeo and Juliet'']] by [[Wikipedia:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare]].
 
*The line "it is the east, and we are the [[Crystal Gems]]" is a reference to the play [[Wikipedia:Romeo and Juliet|''Romeo and Juliet'']] by [[Wikipedia:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare]].
*Buddy refers to Dewey as "O Captain! My Captain!", a nod to the [[Wikipedia:Walt Whitman|Walt Whitman]] poem of [[Wikipedia:O Captain! My Captain!|the same name]].
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*Buddy refers to Dewey as "O Captain! My Captain!", a nod to the [[Wikipedia:Walt Whitman|Walt Whitman]] poem of [[Wikipedia:O Captain! My Captain!|the same name]] and perhaps to its well-known quotation in the 1989 film [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Poets_Society Dead Poets Society].
 
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Beach City or Bust: The Tale of William Dewey (also known as Beach City or Bust) is a play originally written by Mayor Dewey, and later revised by Pearl, in which William Dewey (portrayed by Steven Universe), the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Mayor Dewey, sets forth to explore undiscovered land. The first performance was produced by Jamie, who portrays Buddy, Dewey's shipmate. It was first shown in Historical Friction.

The play pays historical and political homage to the founding of Beach City, and marks the acting debut of Jamie. It is also the first Beach City Theatre performance shown in the series.

The play is notable for its evaluation of Gem history, and prompts the idea of Gems inhabiting the Beach City area as early as the nineteenth century.

Cast

The first production was prominently displayed in the episode "Historical Friction". The cast included:

Reception

The play was warmly received by the audience, 14 Beach City residents, laughing along at times and applauding and joining in a "Mayor Dewey" chant at the play's end. Mayor Bill Dewey himself was not fond of the changes made by Pearl to his script at first, particularly the portrayal of William Dewey, but by the end regarded it so highly (perhaps due to his political promotion within the play) as to appoint Jamie as Lead Director of Beach City Community Theater.

Cultural references

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