That Summer - That Fall

by  Frank D. Gilroy

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  2m, 3f

"Euripedes, Seneca, Raine and Gilroy - that's the geneology of the new play" - New York World Journal Tribune

"A fresh facet to his talent in the present work, and a welcome one." - The Wall Street Journal

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That Summer - That Fall

by  Frank D. Gilroy

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Accolades

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    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Based on the irresistible Phaedra-Hippolytus myth the scene is present day New York, and the king is a restaurant owner. The son by his first love has hitchhiked from the West Coast on the death of his mother, to encounter his father's beautiful young wife. What occurs is inevitable, including the deaths of both.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Euripedes, Seneca, Raine and Gilroy" - that's the geneology of the new play - New York World Journal Tribune

"A fresh facet to his talent in the present work, and a welcome one." - The Wall Street Journal

"The whole evening is a kaleidoscope, with nothing wasted...None of it is remote myth, but rather warmly, vividly compassionately alive. It expands in imagination. How complete the revelation will depend on individual qualities of imagination and concentration. For me the play cast a spell." - Chicago Tribune

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: A playground in lower Manhattan and the Capuano's apartment.

Casting

2m, 3f
ANBGELA CAPUANO
STEVE
ZIA
JOSIE
VICTOR
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Authors

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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That Summer - That Fall premiered at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York in March 1967 under the direction of Ulu Grosbard.

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