Jump the Train at Riverpoint

by  P.J. Barry

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 4f

"Give the TV show Friends a little depth and set it back many decades and you've got Jump the Train." - Fort Worth Star Times

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Jump the Train at Riverpoint

by  P.J. Barry

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    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • SubGenre

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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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This addition to the author's Jericho, R.I. cycle of plays that also includes The Octette Bridge Club, A Distance from Calcutta, ...And Fat Freddy's Blues and Down by the Ocean, is a bonanza of strong roles for young actors. Love, betrayal and vengeance invade a small town in 1911. Ann is jilted by ambitious Frank so he can marry fiery Carolyn. Carolyn's former fiancee Brian commits suicide on the day they wed. A year later, Frank is climbing the political ladder, his best friend John is courting Ann even though she still loves Frank, and Carolyn is deeply shaken by the sudden reappearance of a former lover Brian's twin brother Jeffrey. To avenge his brother, Jeffrey torments Carolyn until a compromise frees them from the ghosts of the past. As 1913 approaches, Ann finds fulfillment as a teacher and reluctantly accepts John while a melancholy Carolyn bids farewell to Jeffrey as the train pulls out of Riverpoint.
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Reviews

"Give the TV show Friends a little depth and set it back many decades and you've got Jump the Train." - Fort Worth Star Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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4m, 4f
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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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