The Only Game in Town

by  Frank D. Gilroy

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Has a distinguished gift for realistic drama. Mr. Gilroy can create believable characters and knows where to put in an amusing line." - New York Post

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The Only Game in Town

by  Frank D. Gilroy

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The author of The Subject Was Roses here turns his attention in this play to that fascinating arena of romance and broken dreams known as Las Vegas. The title is a trenchant comment on both gambling and love. The scene opens with a piano player and a chorine entering her apartment shortly after meeting two lonely wayward souls adrift in the world. He, it turns out, is a compulsive gambler just biding his time till he gets the bankroll with which he plans to make his fortune at the wheels, while she has a fixation about unattainable men. While he is waiting for his kitty to grow and she is waiting for her married suitor to come and rescue her, they both fall in love. When the suitor finally arrives, she shows him the gate; and when the kitty finally swells to $3600, the piano player loses it quickly only to hock his watch, start over, and amass the bundle he always knew was his. A fond and humorous romance.
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"Has a distinguished gift for realistic drama. Mr. Gilroy can create believable characters and knows where to put in an amusing line." - New York Post

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Frank D. Gilroy

Frank Daniel Gilroyis an award-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter and director. After graduating from Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama, he contributed profusely as a writer to the golden age of television. His impressive first play, Who'll Save the Plowboy?, won an Obie Award in 1962. In 1965, his ...

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