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P J Barry

P J BARRY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Although known mainly for his plays, most notably "the Octette Bridge Club," which had a Broadway run in 1985, Philip James Barry 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 Blues" which was the recipient of the HBO Award at the National Playwright's Conference of the O'Neill Theatre Center, and later selected for the Shelykova Festival of New Plays and performed in Russia; "Heritage" a play about the women in Lincoln's life; and several plays produced by the York Theatre Company in New York that he also directed. these include "After the Dancing in Jericho," "A Distance From Calcutta," and "Down by the Ocean." Several of his plays were mounted at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York where he was artistic director and staged over 40 productions. As an actor he has performed in regional Theater along the east Coast, and on television most recently in "As the World Turns, and "Law and Order." Born and raised in Coventry, R.I., Mr. Barry started his career in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He subsequently served in Korea during the war, entertaining the troops in variety shows. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, he married Dolores DuBois and they had three children, Matt, Neill and Nina, all living today in California and in show business. Mr. Barry later divorced and remains very close with all his family.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        After the Dancing In Jericho         And Fat Freddy's Blues         Baby Grand         Bad Axe         Blow the House Down         Brownsville Raid 1916         Dagger         Devil Has A Wooden Leg, The         Distance From Calcutta, A         Down By the Ocean         Gannon         Get Your Own Apple         Getting the Dagger         Getting the Gold         Good Bargins         Heritage         Jump the Train At Riverpoint         Light Me A Candle         Octette Bridge Club, The         Reasonable Circulation         She Played Good Piano         Toast And Jelly



After the Dancing In Jericho

Synopsis:
jumping back and forth in time gay divorced Father of two remeets childhood sweetheart but can she accept his sexuality /

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1st Produced:
York Theatre Co    1992

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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And Fat Freddy's Blues

Synopsis:
a so called reformed mobster tries to manipulate the love life of his daughter

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1997   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Baby Grand

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1st Produced:
Long Island Stage,Ny    1985

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Bad Axe

Synopsis:
During the Indian Wars in 1832 a woman shoots and scalps her husband an army captain. Lt Romens is sent to investigate

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1st Produced:
Foothill Theatre, California    2003

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Blow the House Down

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1st Produced:
Kalispell Rep.,Mt    2000

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Brownsville Raid 1916

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Off Off Broadway    -

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Dagger

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1st Produced:
S.Jersey Regional,Nj    1987

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Devil Has A Wooden Leg, The

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Off Off Broadway    -

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Distance From Calcutta, A

Synopsis:
Period 1923, Rhode Island, love story of rejection after elder sister opposes marriage

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9th Jerico Play

1st Produced:
York Theatre Co    1993

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1993   -

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Down By the Ocean

Synopsis:
1947 and four middle age brothers in law chat on the porch of their beach cottage contrasted with similar scene in 1960

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1st Produced:
York Theatre Co    1994

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gannon

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Off Off Broadway    -

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Get Your Own Apple

Synopsis:
a mother and son clash over a piano and an apple

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Getting the Dagger

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Getting the Gold

Synopsis:
wealth grandmother fears her son in law or daughter are about to murder her on the eve of her 80th birthday, she enlists the aid of her grandchildren

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1st Produced:
Long Island Stage,Ny    1998

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Genre:
Mystery Drama Mystery

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Male:  1            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Good Bargins

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1st Produced:
Off Off Broadway    -

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Heritage

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1st Produced:
Theatre De Lys, NY    1971

Organisations:
aNTa Matinee Series

1st Published:
Published   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  doubling

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Jump the Train At Riverpoint

Synopsis:
Frank ditches ann to marry Carolyn who he sees as being better to advance his career. On their wedding day Carolyn's ex-fiancee, Brian kills himself. a year later Brian's twin brother Geoffrey turns up seeking revenge.

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1st Produced:
Weslyan Univ.,Tx    1997

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1993   -

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Light Me A Candle

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1st Produced:
Off Off Broadway    -

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Octette Bridge Club, The

Synopsis:
Set in the 1930's and 40's, two evenings of Bridge--occurring ten years apart--illuminate the inevitable changes in the lives of eight high-spirited sisters

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1985   -

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Reasonable Circulation

Synopsis:
the place is the regional circulation department of a New York publisher of directories, where a group of bored clerks are typing away listlessly under the watchful eye of Norman, their annoyingly gung ho and snidely petty boss. Sandra and Colleen are preoccupied with their romantic problems; Marta, recently promoted to Regional Circulation assistant, is (at Norman's bidding) taking the "Chink" and the "dwarf" in the printing department to task about some misprinted brochures; while John, an actor and office temp, is impatiently awaiting the call from his agent which could be his ticket to a better life. Managing to type and talk at the same time, most of their attention is focused on personal matters, which intrude via repeated phone calls, much to Norman's annoyance. Sandra, it appears, is about to be dumped by her fiance, Lenny; Colleen, arguing about her boyfriend, Marco, is banished from home by her unsympathetic mother; and John ends up shouting at his agent in frustration. But after the storm comes the

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1st Produced:
Off Off Broadway    -

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Bibliographies/VN_drama_bib.html

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She Played Good Piano

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1st Produced:
Off Off Broadway    -

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Toast And Jelly

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1st Produced:
George St. Playhouse,Nj    1979

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