Getting the Gold

by  P.J. Barry

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 4f

"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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Getting the Gold

by  P.J. Barry

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    1m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

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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.
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Reviews

"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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Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1980s
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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Casting

1m, 4f
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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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 reci ...

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

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