Alan Bowne
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FORTY-DEUCE explores the homosexual prostitution scene around 42nd Street in the 1980s, where a toxic mix of drugs, sex, and money make survival a brutal struggle.

Production Info

Cast: 7 total (7 male)
Full Length Drama (about 110 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“A powerful and fascinating excursion into the nightmare world of homosexual prostitution. Although not for the squeamish, the impressive debut play by Alan Bowne is utterly convincing.” —Variety

“A harrowing drama — the world drawn by Bowne with such nose-rubbing honesty is a reality we all know exists.” —New York Post

“Simply dazzling, a sharply focused nether world, full of danger and surpassing sadness. These boys live on the bitter edge with survival a matter of day and night doubt. They’re eerie men-children thrust from pubescence into a premature sort of middle age. There isn’t room in their world for the conventional emotions.” —Gannett Newspapers

About the Author


  • Alan Bowne

    Alan Bowne was an American playwright and author. His plays include BEIRUT, FORTY-DEUCE, SHARON AND BILLY, and THE BEANY AND CECIL SHOW, many of which are available from Broadway Play Publishing Inc. He was a member of New Dramatists. He also wrote one novel, Wally Wonderstruck. He died of complications related to AIDS at the age of forty-four.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 7/8/2016
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881456752

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by Steven Steinlauf at the Perry Street Theater, New York

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Forty-Deuce is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC