THE CARNEY ROD AND GUN CLUB (Play)

7/18-9/8/1986. Victory Theatre, Burbank, California.
Comedy.
Code: CRG 7/1986

PLOT

A comedy set in the 50s about a group of WWII vets who live in a Maryland suburb and belong to a rod-and-gun club. "...it's places like Carney that really shape the national opinion... The handgun issue does come up, but this is more about how those returning vets, moving to the suburbs, putting their kids in Little League and hoping the kids would grow up to be like their parents, only with more opportunity..." Norman Cohen, Los Angeles Times, 7/13/1986, Calendar, p.53.

CREDITS

Writer: Vince McKewin.
Director: Norman Cohen.

CAST (not in order)

Jonathan Banks as Walter Thompson, club president.
Gary Hollis as Jack Lipinsky
David Myers as Deacon Cronin
John M. Jackson as Milton Cunningham
John Bluto as Alvin Barto
Peter Sprague as John Lankford
Art LaFleur as Al Huck
Ken Lynch
Teryn Jenkins

CRITICS

"... a good deal of careful character work... ends up being another rowdy set of good ol' boys in search of a plot... uniformly able company... Cohen has extracted fine performances from his cast, but neither he nor they can rise above the limits of the text." Sylvie Drake, Los Angeles Times, 8/8/1986 Calendar, p.19.

WORKED WITH

Art LaFleur (SAF ?/1976; BLA 5/1978; IW 2/1983; BIB 9/1984; FM 2/1986; WG 9/1987 episode 70)
David Myers (ROF 4/1968; WG 9/1987 episode 56)