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Alan Bowne

ALAN BOWNE  (1945 - 1989)

Nationality:    USA
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Very little information is available about the life of alan Bowne. It seems he wanted it that way. Biography in Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights, ed Emmanuel S Nelson, 0-313-32232-5

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below is a list of Alan Bowne's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Able-Bodied Seaman, The         Beirut         Forty-Deuce         Little Monsters         Sharon And Billy         Snake In The Vein



Able-Bodied Seaman, The

Synopsis:
Roy is home after a six month stint at sea. He drinks heavily. He has a slanging match with Rita his neighbour and some time lover and with his sixteen year old daughter Fay. Roy does not approve of Fay's boyfriend a would be car thief. Whilst at sea one of Roy's shipmates died. Roy is selling his testimony that it was an accident to the shipping firm's lawyer

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
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Beirut

Alan Bowne
alan Bowne's stunner about love in the plague years. It's `the near future:' we're in a dump of a room on the Lower East Side, where a young man named Torch has been quarantined after testing positive for a nameless disease that sounds a lot like aIDS. His girlfriend, Blue, who has not been infected, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. . ..
- Walter Goodman, The New York Times

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1st Produced:
Nat Horne Theatre, NYC    23 Mar 1987

Organisations:
Manhattan Class Company, NY

1st Published:
in Plays by alan Bowne, Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NY, 1997   978-0881451429

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - aIDS, full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Forty-Deuce

Synopsis:
Ricky has brought John anthony back to his seedy room on Eight avenue. Ricky hopes to pimp John who is new to the city - fresh from the farm - to the sadistic Mr Roper. To keep John on side Ricky has injected him with a cocktail of drugs - that prove to be tainted and the young man dies. This causes a problem for the other rent boys who use the room

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1st Produced:
Perry Theatre    11 Oct 1981

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1st Published:
New York: Sea Horse Press 1983   -

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

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Little Monsters

Alan Bowne
the plot concerns a search for a lost shoebox full of cocaine

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1st Produced:
Seraphim Theatre Company    1995

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1st Published:
in Plays by alan Bowne, Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NY, 1997   978-0881451429

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Sharon And Billy

Alan Bowne
a family have to face the fact that the fifteen year old daughter is pregnant by her brother

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1st Produced:
Magic Theatre, San Francisco    1986

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1st Published:
in Plays by alan Bowne, Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NY, 1997   978-0881451429

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Genre:
One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Snake In The Vein

Synopsis:
In a seedy Manhattan drug rehab clinic two gay men share a room. an older ex-teacher and a young punk rocker. The older man persuades the younger to do a striptease. Then he gets him to inject into the one usable vein he has - his jugular. He promises the younger man if he does that he can have his secret stash of heroin and he will regain his sexual potency

Notes:
unpublished ms owned by Jimmy Bohr. Nd.

1st Produced:
Limbo Theatre, New York    1985

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1st Published:
Theatre Communications Group 1993   -

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Genre:
One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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