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Sharon and Billy

Alan Bowne
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Sharon and Billy, sister and brother, are typical adolescents growing up in a tract home in 1950’s Southern California. But when fifteen-year-old Sharon finds herself pregnant, their adolescence comes to an abrupt end.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“The Magic Theater continues to bolster its reputation as a producer of, and magnet for, first-rate drama. SHARON AND BILLY, a delicate and even amusing study of brother-sister incest … Bowne has etched an eloquent appraisal of a Southern California family of four in the late 1950s … The incest incident which leads to fifteen-year-old Sharon’s pregnancy is handled gently and almost amiably … Bowne suggests its occurrence, a subtle scripting which makes the shock value more humane than heavy-handed. The parents never do learn who fathered Sharon’s baby, but the possibility that they might serves to stir audiences. The tender manner in which Billy inquires, gropingly, about his offspring is a gem of a scene.” —Herb., Variety

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 2/28/2014
Pages 78
ISBN 9780881455939

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 the Manhattan Class Company

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