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John Glines

JOHN GLINES

  (1933 - )

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

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

        Body And Soul         Butterflies And Tigers         Chicken Delight         Fickle Fingers         Gulp!         Heavenly Days         How, Now Voyager         In Her Own Words (A Biography Of Jane Chambers)         In the Desert Of My Soul         Key West         Men Of Manhattan (Scenes Of New York City Gay Life)         Murder In Disguise         On Tina Tuna Walk



Body And Soul

Synopsis:
a young professor and a fashion photographer fell in love, but it didn't work out. Now, five years later, they meet again on a summer night at a lakeside country house. also involved are a horny young nephew, a charming male nurse and the witty but wicked host

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1991

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
Two monologues from this play were published in Smith and Kraus' BeST MeN's STaGe MONOLOGUeS OF 1991, 1991   -

Music:
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Genre:
gay romantic comedy Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Butterflies And Tigers

Synopsis:
Scenes of life in China during the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.

Notes:
the narrator, Old Hundred Names, can be played by A man or A woman. In the original production it was played by A man.

1st Produced:
Trilogy Theatre, New York City    1998

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Chicken Delight

Synopsis:
Swimmer Splash Gordon and southern gentleman Brockley Spears have arranged a weekend with a pair of hustlers who are passing themselves off as college boys. they are attended in their efforts of seduction by a hunky houseboy and his jealous Latin lover. the action takes place in a Manhattan loft that is pure nooky nest.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1992

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
Dialogus Play Service,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
gay farce Farce. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Fickle Fingers

Synopsis:
the Three Fates (Bertha, Destine and Mortadella), played by three drag queens, have given up weaving and are now computerized. they're discussing the past and future of the author.

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
autobiography One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Gulp!

Synopsis:
Homer is a lifeguard at the beach on Coney Island. Chris is in love with Homer but Homer is straight. In a fit of depression Homer has arranged for a hit man to shoot him during a firework display.Chris goes for a dip but cannot swim and Homer rescues him. Having Chris in his arms stirs something in Homer. the hit man arrives disguised as a priest and Homer now has to persuade him not to fulfill his conract so that he and Chris can get together.

Notes:
Written with Stephen Greco. Music by Scott Kingman. Lyrics by Robin Jones & J B Hamilton ("J.B. Hamilton was one of the pseudonyms in creating GULP!. I didn't want the critics to Attack me for having done so much on the show. Producing & directing it seemed quite enough. BTW, the ruse worked." - John Glines

1st Produced:
The Glines, New York    1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Heavenly Days

Synopsis:
the great god Zeus has his eye on a student, Mark, who's vacationing with his lover on the island of Mykonos. With the help of Hermes, Zeus plans turn himself into the lover and seduce Mark. also in on the game is the houseboy with an extraordinary past.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Grove Street Playhouse, New York City    1996

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
gay comedy Comedy. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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How, Now Voyager

Synopsis:
An all male version of the Bette Davis movie "Now Voyager". Charlie Vale has been brought up to believe he is unattractive. His physical trainer sorts him out. Now Charlie is good looking and attractive. He is wooed by a tall blond blue eyed married man

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Grove Street Playhouse, New York    Aug 1999

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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In Her Own Words (A Biography Of Jane Chambers)

Synopsis:
Jane Chambers was the author of many well known lesbian works. This play is written in her own words, using quotes from interviews, her books and poetry, and scenes from her plays.

Notes:
This play may be performed by two to five Actresses. It was conceived And written for two but was Adapted by the original director, Peg Murray, for five, which is this script that was premiered by the Glines

1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1989

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One act. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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In the Desert Of My Soul

Synopsis:
the setting is a shack in the desert, where a lone traveler, George, stops by hoping to get food. He is greeted by Yang, an elderly Chinese man, and then Ma, the owner of the establishment, and finally meets Josie, a young girl of uncertain background whom Ma has taken in. an intriguing aura of reality vs. unreality grows as the salty-tongued Ma, the philosophic Yang, and the two vulnerable young people probe into each other's lives, and draw ever closer together, as though creating a separate and protected cosmos in the vast desert wilderness. then George and Josie, having found love, decide to leave-sure that this time life will be good to them, but also knowing that a place of refuge will remain open to them should the world beyond the "desert" prove too harsh.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama One act. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Key West

Synopsis:
a gay marriage is about to take place in Key West. the grooms-to-be are a flamboyant ex-drag queen and a hunk with a roving eye. the best men are a proud TV star from Hollywood and a prejudiced hard hat from Chicago. Making sure that everything comes out as it should are a Scottish yenta of indomitable spirit and her co-conspirator, an innocent young man who unwittingly brings things to a climax.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1994

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
Dialogus Play Service,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
gay comedy Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Men Of Manhattan (Scenes Of New York City Gay Life)

Synopsis:
This is a series of 11 vignettes in which 6 or more actors play 25 various characters, including yuppy lawyers, bodybuilders, a fragrance model, a stripper, and a political activist in drag.

Notes:
although written As A single work, this play is made up of vignettes, most of which Are complete unto themselves. Scene 2 ("the Demonstration"), Scene 4 ("On the Telephone") And Scene 6 ("at the Porn Palace" have All been produced individually As one-act plays.

1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1990

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
Christopher Street Magazine published Scene 2 (the Demonstration) and Scene 4 (On the Telephone"), 1999   -

Music:
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Genre:
Gay comedy Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Murder In Disguise

Synopsis:
the part of Leslie can be played by a man in drag or a woman. the parts of the twin brothers are played by the same actor.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1992

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
Dialogus Play Service, 1992   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy mystery Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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On Tina Tuna Walk

Synopsis:
Four former college roommates are together in the Pines of Fire Island. One is a famous playwright who's blocked emotionally by the loss of his lover, so the others have hired an actor, who looks exactly like the lost lover, to seduce the playwright back into life. the conspirators include a ditzy set designer, a straight stage manager, and a recreational drag queen.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Courtyard Playhouse, New York City    1988

Organisations:
the Glines

1st Published:
aran Press,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
Gay comedy Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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