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Stephen Metcalfe

STEPHEN METCALFE  (1953 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Born in New Haven, CT on July 4, 1953. B.A., Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. M.A. Stage plays include LOVES & HOURS, VIKINGS, STRANGE SNOW, SORROWS AND SONS, PILGRIMS, HALF A LIFETIME, EMILY, WHITE LINEN, DIVIRTIMENTI, THE INCREDIBLY FAMOUS WILLY RIVERS, WHITE MAN DANCING, LOVES & HOURS and THE BALLAD OF BEAUTIFUL JOE. He has been produced in New York City and at regional theaters through the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. Screen credits include HALF A LIFETIME, COUSINS (with Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini), JACKNIFE (with Robert De Niro and Ed Harris), ROOMMATES (with Peter Falk and Juliane Moore) and BEAUTIFUL JOE (with Sharon Stone and Billy Connelly) which he directed. He was also a contributing writer on PRETTY WOMAN, ARACHNOPHOBIA, IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU and MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS. Other original screenplays include TIME FLIES, VEIL ON THE WATER, TENNESSEE VALLEY, THE OLD BOY, JONAH, THE INFIELD, SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, GRIM REAPER, SCYLLA, THE TRAGIC AGE, PASSING FANCY and AN INNOCENT ABROAD as well as numerous rewrites. Television pilots include SUMMER, THE CITY AND SHANE MCGOWAN, TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION(all for CBS), PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 1944 (for ABC), THE APPRENTICE (for UPN) and JOE MATHIAS (for CBS). He is an Associate Artist at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

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

Ballad Of Beautiful Joe, The         Baseball Play         Divirtimenti         Emily         Half A Lifetime         Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, The         Island Cafe         Jacknife         Loves And Hours         Pilgrims         Sorrows and Sons         Spittin' Image         Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The         Strange Snow         Tragedy Of The Commons         Vikings         White Linen         White Man Dancing         Write Me Letters



Ballad Of Beautiful Joe, The

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Baseball Play

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Divirtimenti

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Emily

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Emily Brown is a young woman terrified of emotional commitment. A sucessful stock broker, she has found that by quickly proposing marriage, she can keep her romantic relationships commitment free. But then, she falls for a struggling actor. Frightened yet again,m she proposes. He says yes.

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Old Globe Theatre - San Diego    -

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Samuel French, London, 1989   -

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Comedy

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Half A Lifetime

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Four long time friends get together for their weekly poker game. However this time one of them very seriously tries to talk the others into changing their lives by robbing a bank

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Produced by HBO in 1985

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Manhattan Theatre Club    -

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Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, The

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A rock star attempts a comeback performance one year after the on-stage assasination attempt that maimed and almost killed him. He is horrifed by the fact that his survival has made him more famous than ever.

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The Quaigh Theatre, NYC    1984

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Island Cafe

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Jacknife

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In 1971, a college student is visited by an old army buddy of his brother's - a brother that was killed in Viet Nam

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Vineyard Theatre, NYC    -

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Samuel French (under title - Sorrows and Sons), 1986   -

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Loves And Hours

Stephen Metcalfe
Love. Age. Perspective. The wisdom learned of experience. The innocence and impatience of youth. Thrills. Romance. Movies, wine, antiques and rock and roll. Loves & Hours is the story of Dan Tilney; newly divorced, empty nester, and a man now totally at a loss as to what to do with the rest of his life. His friends know. Dan needs a girl. But will it be Charlotte, beautiful, bursting with life and twenty years his junior? Or will it be Julia; his life long friend and confidant. And what about his teenage son who is having an affair with a neighbor? And his ex-wife who has announced she's gay? What about his best friend, Harold, - who is going through a mid-life crisis and his daughter, Rebecca, who is seemingly furious with everything and everyone. In this gentle comedy, life and love are complicated for young and not so young alike.

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Pilgrims

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In 1970, four high school students meet in a pizza parlor. They are on the verge of graduation and all, in their own way, are afraid of the world they face.

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Vineyard Theatre, NYC    -

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Sorrows and Sons

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Parents day at a college and one of the students is visited by his father. The student is unable to live up to the father's expectations and be like his brother killed in Vietnam

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Vineyard Theatre, NYC    -

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Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Spittin' Image

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The student from "Sorrows and Sons" visits the brother of his best friend who ahs been killed in Vietnam

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Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The

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Theatro Technis , London    1991

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Strange Snow

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Strange snow falls on two young Vietnam veterans as they reunite for a fishing trip to make good on a long lost promise to an old friend. Megs shows up at his buddy David's house only to encounter David's shy, plain sister Martha. Megs's larger-than-life nature coaxes Martha out of her shell and into his heart. His mere presence, however, brings up painful memories of Vietnam for David, whose method of coping so far has been to drink too much and talk as little as possible

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Was the basisd for the film, Jacknife, with Robert De Niro, Ed Harris And Kathy Baker

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Tragedy Of The Commons

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Vikings

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The Vikings are an American family of Danish descent who pride themselves on their strength of character, all help one another. Three generations of a family face the approaching death of the grandfather

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White Linen

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Candide in the wild west. In a jail cell in Abilene, Kansas the young John Wesley Hardin trades lies, songs and tall tales with the notorious Wild Bill Longley

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White Man Dancing

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Stuart is a playwright. Dell is an actor. Stuart's live-in girlfriend has left him for another man. Dell has left his wife and has no place to go. They become roommates.

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Write Me Letters

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Companion piece to Pilgrims

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Old Globe Theatre - San Diego    -

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