Who'll Save the Plowboy?

by  Frank D. Gilroy

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

"A starkly taut, clear cut drama painful in its insights, poignant in its subtleties." - The New York Herald Tribune

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Who'll Save the Plowboy?

by  Frank D. Gilroy

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    Cast Size

    4m, 2f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Albert Cobb was going to be a farmer, so his Army buddies called him "Plowboy". One buddy, Larry Doyle now dying, has come for a last visit hoping to content himself that he did one good deed: saving Albert's life during a wartime scrimmage. He finds a man who has failed at farming and everything else, including marriage. With a disabled child, deceived by his wife and his own beliefs, Albert's attempts to deceive Larry only make the deception more evident, leaving him alone with his own self-delusions. By the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Subject Was Roses.
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"A starkly taut, clear cut drama painful in its insights, poignant in its subtleties." - The New York Herald Tribune

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  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: Lower-middle class apartment in New York City.

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4m, 2f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
ALBERT COBB
LARRY DOYLE
MRS. DOYLE
DOCTOR
THE MAN
THE BOY
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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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Who'll Save the Plowboy? premiered at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City in January 1962. The production was presented by T. Edward Hambleton and Norris Haughton.

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