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Bob Canning

BOB CANNING

  

Nationality:    USA
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Bob Canning is a member of Dramatist Guild of America

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

        Body Check         Crazy Eddy . . . And How He Got That Way         Dances With Dinosaurs         Deveraux Monster, The         Faringdon Follies         Politics is Simply Murder         Salon Singer         Skating On Thin Ice



Body Check

Synopsis:
A hired killer returns to the scene of his latest shooting to make sure he killed the right man

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Based on a short story "Body Check" by Jack Ritchie

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Crazy Eddy . . . And How He Got That Way

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selected as the overall winner of the 21st annual Nantucket Short Play Festival and Competition

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staged reading at Broadway West Theatre Company, Fremont, Ca    22 Jan 2012

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10-minute dramedy

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Dances With Dinosaurs

Synopsis:
In this wacky farce by Bob Canning, a woman from Queens is the worst Thanksgiving ever. Her plumbing has gone haywire, her mother won't talk, her kid sister won't stop talking, and her maid is being chased by an old man in a wheelchair. But things are about to get worse - a whole lot worse, when her ex-husband shows up in a dress! How could this happen to a nice Jewish woman from Sunnyside?
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Queens Theater in the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona PArk, Flushing, NY 11352    06 Nov 2010

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Farce

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Deveraux Monster, The

Synopsis:
A monster has been stalking the moors for at least one hundred years. What has made it start killing?

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Based on the short story: "The Deveraux Monster" by Jack Ritchie

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Faringdon Follies

Synopsis:
The life of Gerald Tyrwitt, Lord Berners the eccentric painter, writer and composer

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Politics is Simply Murder

Synopsis:
Hermione Coombs is preparing her husband Frederick for high elected office. There is one problem - he is being blackmailed. Hermione hires a hit man to get rid of the blackmailer. Frederick tells the hit man that he does not want the blackmailer killed - but would he get rid of Hermione

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Based on a short story "Politics Is Simply Murder" by Jack Ritchie

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Salon Singer

Synopsis:
Chez Bleu cabaret in Manhattan is closing down to be redeveloped into a discotheque. Nell Norton has been the top of the bill singer for thirty-two years. Starting out in the days when it was a Speakeasy and on through Gay and Civil Rights of the sixties

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Skating On Thin Ice

Synopsis:
Four sixty year old gay men. Frank and Wes have been in a relationship for 27 years but Frank has always had affairs on the side - at present he is dallying with a much younger body builder. Anthony and Lou are their best friends. After many years Anthony and Lou realise that they are in love with each other

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1st Produced:
Wings Theatre, New York    2005

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Gay full length

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