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Foul Shots

Foul Shots

Foul Shots

The Somme of mines and trenches that lies between a father and son. A British-educated son is teaching his illiterate American father how to read. The son goes about seeking emotional revenge on his once emotionally and physically distant dad. Yet through age the father has become more sensitive and yearns for an intimacy his son is incapable of providing. So the cycle of dashed affections between men seems damned to perpetuity.

Reviews

Raymond J. Barry, Joseph Culp
Raymond J. Barry, Joseph Culp

“FOUL SHOTS is a fierce collision of wills that threatens to destroy the fragile present, the despised past and the threatened future of lives almost lived, memories, regrets, fears, despair and ineffable yearnings.” Madeleine Shaner, Park LaBrea News, Los Angeles, July 17, 2003.

“FOUL SHOTS is a play every man should see, as we, in our own various ways, live it. Here’s a theater artist to seek out so as to say later in life, ‘Yes, I saw him.’” Stephan Silvis, Willamette Week, January 29, 2003, Portland, Oregon.

 

Productions

Foul Shots was performed as a work-in-progress at the Triangle Theatre in Portland, Oregon, September-October 2004:

FATHER    Raymond J. Barry
SON    Russell Milton

Director    John Ferraro
Stage Manager    Carol Ann Smith
Costume Designer    Van Ramsey

Foul Shots was performed as a work-in-progress (under the title And then I did this, and then I did that) at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January-February 2005. Ron Sossi, Artistic Director:

FATHER    Raymond J. Barry
SON    Russell Milton

Director    John Ferraro
Lighting Designer    John Fejes
Costume Designer    Van Ramsey
Production Stage Manager    Leah Roobini

Foul Shots was performed as a work-in-progress at the Electric Lodge in Los Angeles, California, March 2005:

FATHER    Raymond J. Barry
SON    Joseph Culp

Director    Michael Arabian

The World Premiere of Foul Shots was performed at the Theater For The New City in New York City, in September-October, 2005. Artistic Director, Chrystal Field:

FATHER    Raymond J. Barry
SON    Joseph Culp

Director    Michael Arabian
Set Designer    Markus Maurette