Growing up gay in the “fabulous” 70s was no picnic for the precocious budding writer Phillie McDougal. Through nuns, priests, bullying classmates, parents – and years later the realization his best friend may not be the person he thought she was – he lived to tell the tales, with results no one bargained for. Including him.
"When The Great Griffon was searching for writers for our Seeking the Queer Voice series, we received over a hundred submissions... The Phillie Trilogy [sic] stood out from the pack with its authentic dialogue, charming characters, and witty tone. ... It was a pleasure producing the Equity staged reading to a packed, responsive house at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre."
– David Beck | Founder, The Great Griffon, Inc.
"Doug's characters are richly drawn and finely detailed, with dialogue that hits close to the bone."
– Kevin Ligon | Actor / Phillie's Trilogy
WINNER! 4 FRESH FRUIT AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
– OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION: Doug DeVita & Dennis Corsi
– OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR: David Sabella
– OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS: Teresa Kelsey
– OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN: Alex Petersen
Scrap Mettle Arts Inaugural Emerging Playwrights Program Competition
Barrington Stage Company's Burman New Play Award
Normal Avenue's New American Play Series
Producer's Perspective PRO Inaugural Reading Series
Download the script from the NEW PLAY EXCHANGE
COMEDY / DRAMA
RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 15min, including one intermission
CAST: 4W, 3M, W/DOUBLING
PERIOD AND CONTEMPORARY COSTUMES
SOME PROFANITY AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS
NOTE:Due to the specific setting and era in which this play takes place, all of the characters should be white.
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Photos from the Fresh Fruit Festival Production, July 2017, directed by Dennis Corsi. © Dennis Corsi, David Molé . Show logo by Christina D'Angelo
Phillie | Bonale Fambrini
Philip/Pete | David Sabella
Veronica/Sheila Roth | Teresa Kelsey
Barbara/Younger Grace | Karen Irwin
Lina/Older Grace | Carole Monferdini
Barbie | Maeve Press
Keith/Jude | Daniel G. Cunningham
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