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Getting the Gold - Full Length Play, Drama

Getting the Gold

P.J. Barry

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573690921

"Excellent...There should be lots of regional theaters willing to welcome [a] truly unforgettable grandma." - South Shore Record

"Each individual character has been given an intriguing personality." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

On the eve of her 80th birthday, wealthy Cammy Cobb fears she is about to be murdered by her son in law or her only daughter. She confides in her granddaughters, but they attribute her fears to age and a recent stroke. Following a harrowing night during which she protects herself with a pistol, Cammy disinherits her daughter and son in law to leave her fortune her granddaughters. But unforeseen events and a bizarre murder defy a predictable conclusion, enabling the feisty old lady to triumph.
"Excellent...There should be lots of regional theaters willing to welcome [a] truly unforgettable grandma." - South Shore Record

"Each individual character has been given an intriguing personality." - The New York Times

GETTING THE GOLD was first performed at Long Island Stage on May 31, 1988. Directed by Clinton J. Atkinson.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

CAMMY - a spry, charming stong-willed woman of 80, no longer as physically active as she'd like to be, she looks younger.
PEG CAMPBELL - Cammy's daughter, 50, a strinking trim woman.
BRAD - Peg's husband, a tall, athletic 55, still in good shape.
HARRIET - their oldest daughter, 25, pretty and plump.
JILL - their youngest daughter, 20, beautiful and slim.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

P.J. Barry

P.J. Barry may be known most notably for The Octette Bridge Club, which had a Broadway run in 1985, he has numerous credits as an actor and director, in theatre, film and television. In addition he has appeared in many TV commercials.Among Mr. Barry's many theatrical credits are And Fat Freddy's Blueswhich was the recipient of the HBO Award at the National Playwright's Conference of the O'Neill ... view full profile

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