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James McLure

JAMES MCLURE

  (1953 - 2011)

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Bret Adams Ltd  

James McLure's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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

        1959 Pink Thunderbird         Agent, The         Blue Silence         Bond         Bringing It All Back Home         Caddo Lake         Calvary         Copper Camp         Crumpler Love         Day they Shot John Lennon, The         Drive-In Dreams         Fran and Brian         Ghost World         Gunslinger         Haircut, The         Iago         Killing Time         Lahr And Mercedes         Lamenting Dixie         Laundry And Bourbon         Lone Star         Max And Maxie         Next         PVT Wars         Redneck Riviera         Southern Christmas, A         Swimmers         Thanksgiving         Tour         Very Last Lover Of the River Cane, The         Wild Oats



1959 Pink Thunderbird

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includes Lone Star And Laundry And Bourbon

1st Produced:
Princeton, New Jersey     1980

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Agent, The

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Blue Silence

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Bond

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Bringing It All Back Home

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deals with the Viet Nam War

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Caddo Lake

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Calvary

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Copper Camp

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Crumpler Love

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Day they Shot John Lennon, The

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the action of the play takes place in the street in front of the Manhattan apartment house where John Lennon was shot to death. Deeply moved and shocked by this awful event, many New Yorkers spontaneously assembled there to pay tribute to their slain idol, and it is from the interwoven stories of a cross section of these people that the author builds his play. Included are a young advertising executive and a "women's libber" who had both been at Woodstock; a group of high school students preoccupied with romantic disputes and entanglements; a pair of Vietnam vets with larceny in mind; an elderly Jewish man from a neighboring building who mistakenly thinks that the murder victim was Jack Lemmon; and a hip young black would-be comic who, in turns out, is the son of the old Jewish gentleman's doorman. Through the interaction of these people, sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, sometimes menacing, the author points up the larger significance of the event which has brought them together-the shock wave which was felt across the nation by this further evidence of the violence and ugliness lurking in our communal soul.

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1st Produced:
Princeton, New Jersey     1983

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1984   -

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Genre:
Drama, full length

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Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Drive-In Dreams

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Fran and Brian

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Ghost World

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On a park bench in Central Park, you can meet anyone. Here two strangers meet and strike up a familiar conversation, familiar, at least to Penderton. Finally he recognizes his new bench mate, Jackie Jack, the Sturgeon King-a character in an unfinished play Penderton had penned years ago. Jackie Jack pleads his case for a second act, a completed life, as he offers examples of too many other characters in unfinished or discarded plays, who are wandering around waiting for their second acts. Penderton at first declines to agree to write a second act to give Jackie Jack a complete life, but comes around to the idea just as it's getting dark. As Jackie Jack escorts Penderton out of the park, Penderton is really being taken further into his own broken mind.

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Gunslinger

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Haircut, The

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Iago

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The backstage intrigue, romance, and scandal that take place during and after rehearsals of "Othello" are the backdrop for this period comic-drama. Three extraordinary actors at the top of their game along with a well-known director try to piece together a production of "Othello" as they whittle away at each other in this passionate, highly theatrical play

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1st Produced:
New Play Festival, High Point, North Carolina     2000

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Killing Time

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Lahr And Mercedes

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Denver     1984

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Lamenting Dixie

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Laundry And Bourbon

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the setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. they are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she'll be waiting for him when he comes home-no matter what others may say or think.

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1st Produced:
Ashland, Oregon     1980

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1981   -

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Genre:
Comedy One Act

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Lone Star

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the play takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Apparently Roy cherishes three things above all; his country, his sexy young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. With the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse as it gradually comes out that Ray had slept with his brother's wife during his absence and, horror of horrors, has just demolished his cherished Thunderbird. But, despite all, the high good humor of the play never lapses, and all ends as breezily and happily as it began.

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Comedy One Act

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Max And Maxie

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Now rich, famous and perhaps a bit out of date, Max Love is in Florida about to star in a production of Waiting for Godot. An ex-vaudevillian, Max is not much for such "high-class" pursuits as the theatre, and he is having a bit of trouble with his lines. A young production assistant (who is awed in the presence of a "living legend") helps him with his cues and, at the same time, begins to pepper him with questions about his fabled career as a comic. Cutting swiftly back and forth between past and present, the play then evolves into a series of varied and revealing scenes: Max's hardscrabble early days on the vaudeville circuit; teaming up with Maxie, a young hoofer of Hispanic background; their success as a team and their eventual marriage; and, in the end, Maxie's disillusionment and descent into schizophrenia. Ultimately Max's story becomes one of unbridled ambition and a ceaseless striving for perfection and success at any cost, and the price that this exacts both from him and from those close to him. For, in the final essence, Max finds that while he may have made it to the top, he has arrived there alone, embittered and, in the most personal sense, unloved and unfulfilled.

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1st Produced:
New York     1989

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1989   -

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Comedy Drama, full length Comedy

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Next

Synopsis:
deals with the Viet Nam War

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1st Produced:
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in Apple Pie, Dramatists Play Service.   -

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PVT Wars

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Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam injuries, while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital. Gately, a hillbilly, fiddles compulsively with a disemboweled radio; Silvio, a streetwise, big-city type, is addicted to "flashing" (even though his sex organs have suffered-he thinks-irremediable battle damage); while Natwick, a prissy "rich kid" from Long Island, writes letters to his mother telling her how much he wants to become a close friend of Gately (while omitting mention of how actively Silvio dislikes him). Comprised of a series of brief blackout scenes, the play blends these into a meaningful mosaic as the three tease, torment, entertain, exasperate and, on occasion, solace each other-maintaining throughout a hilarity which belies their deep concern about the uncertainties of the civilian world to which they will soon be returning. For full-length version, check index for correct page number.

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also Available As A full length play

1st Produced:
New York     1979

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Comedy One Act

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Redneck Riviera

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Southern Christmas, A

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Swimmers

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Thanksgiving

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Three couples, casualties from the "Me"generation, gather over turkey and drinks only to discover that little lies and infidelities have kept them together

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, Ky     1983

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Genre:
Two Acts Play/Drama

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Tour

Synopsis:
deals with the Viet Nam War

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1st Produced:
-     1968

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in Apple Pie, Dramatists Play Service.   -

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Very Last Lover Of the River Cane, The

Synopsis:
A beautiful woman who runs the Tranquility Lounge near Muleshoe, Texas, is the cause of a yearly barroom brawl between her suitor of 15 years and any available member of the local Pike family

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One Act

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Wild Oats

Synopsis:
Switching the locale of the action from the drawing room of Restoration England to the saloons and prairies of the Old West, and transforming the characters from scheming servants and lustful gentry to music hall girls and stalwart cavalrymen, the playwright holds onto the hilariously convoluted structure which has made the original play a timeless delight. As Edwa, in Variety, puts it: "Plot elements include standard mistaken identities, long lost son reunited with parents, long estranged parents finding each other, evil landlord foreclosing at the drop of a tumbleweed, an F Troop type of cavalry, an Indian guide who speaks with an Irish brogue, a crusty colonel who's planted progeny all over the wild west, a hero who stops a speeding train with one hand, a lustful and slithery preacher, a foppish son who's been kicked out of more military schools than he can count, ad histrionicum." And so it goes-resulting happily enough, in a slambang, wildly funny farce which provides both a field day for performers, and an experience of sheer delight for audiences.

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Original Playwright - John O'Keeffe

1st Produced:
Los Angeles     1983

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1985   -

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  23            Female:  6            Other:  (many roles can be doubled): 20 total

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