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Jack Kirkland

JACK KIRKLAND  (1902 - 1969)

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  


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

I Must Love Someone         Man With the Golden Arm, The         Mandingo         Mr Adam         Strange Boarders         Suds In Your Eye         Tobacco Road         Tortilla Flats



I Must Love Someone

Synopsis:
the six Florodora Girls are looking for love but only find deceit, lies and murder

Notes:
Written by Jack Kirkland and Leyla Georgie

1st Produced:
Longacre Theatre, New York    14283

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Genre:
Drama

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Man With the Golden Arm, The

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1st Produced:
-    1955

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Mandingo

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on the novel by Kyle Onstott

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Mr Adam

Synopsis:
A nuclear accident causes world wide male infertility

Notes:
Based on the novel "Mr Adam" by Pat Frank

1st Produced:
Royale Theatre, New York    25 May 1949

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Genre:
Drama

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Strange Boarders

Synopsis:
a delightful scatterbrained maiden lady runs a boarding-house. Out of her goodness, Cordelia has adopted two girls-Candy and Gloria-practically adopted a delightful sea captain, and the "Professor" -both of them, like herself, impractical. Chiefly the play revolves round the efforts of an amusing band of bank robbers to elude the police in nearby Boston and get away with $10,000 in cash, which is brought to Cordelia's home by the Misses amity and Priscilla Haines, who take rooms as respectable school teachers. To Cordelia's home also come Smiley, a sad-faced thug, Joey, a petty gangster, and the "Deacon," a fellow with much false piety and a benign manner. the gangsters, having seized the money stolen by the "brains" of the band, attempt to hide from their leader and keep the money themselves. Boston Benny, the "brains," unexpectedly appears, and tries to get even with his partners. Up to now Cordelia, vainly trying to organize her boarding-house on systematic principles, thinks that all the nice ladies and gentlemen who have suddenly come to her home are boarders, and she is in seventh heaven. However, the crooks cannot long keep secret who they are, and Cordelia's next problem is how to get the money, round up the crooks and get the reward for their capture. How she does this, with the help of her friends, provides comedy and suspense in generous amounts and brings all to happy conclusion.

Notes:
written by George Batson And Jack Kirkland

1st Produced:
-    1947

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
comedy mystery Mystery

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Suds In Your Eye

Synopsis:
a romantic tale of three ladies who, though penniless, extract from life more fun than most people ever enjoy. In Mrs. Feeley's junk yard are gathered a rich assortment of young and old, including a Chinese boy, a teacher, detectives, a shipyard worker. Miss Tinkham, elderly spinster with a taste for fine language and singing, wanders into Mrs. Feeley's precincts in search of she knows not what while Mrs. Rasmussen has come because she is unhappy with her daughter. Both are welcomed by Mrs. Feeley and her adopted nephew, a delightful Asian known as Chinatown. the ladies decide to make their home in the yard and build an addition to Mrs. Feeley's shack. Mrs. Feeley has difficulties with the tax people and the big scene comes when the assessor, trying to be friendly, gives her the idea he is trying to raise her taxes, whereupon the lady assaults him and is hauled into court. She, with Mrs. Rasmussen and Miss Tinkham, is fined the exact amount of the taxes, which fall due shortly. When it is discovered that the tax money, concealed in the stomach of a wooden Indian, has disappeared, together with the Indian himself, things look dark. However, the erstwhile friend who made off with the Indian confesses his theft and gives it back-the money still safely inside.

Notes:
from the novel by Mary Lasswell

1st Produced:
Forrest Theatre, New York    24 Jan 1944

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
comedy adaptation

Parts:
Male:  13            Female:  9+            Other:  doubling possible

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Tobacco Road

Synopsis:
story of the Lester's of Tobacco road, the dreamer, the idiot married to a ravenous evAngelist and another who is sold into marriage for $7 and keeps running back home

Notes:
novel by erskine Caldwell

1st Produced:
Theatre Masque, New York    12392

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Tortilla Flats

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on the novel by John Steinbeck

1st Produced:
Henry Millers Theatre, New York    12 Jan 1938

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Genre:
adaptation

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