Good Bobby

Good Bobby
by Brian Lee Franklin

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m (8-10 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 6-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-492-9

Good Bobby
by Brian Lee Franklin

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Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m (8-10 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 6-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal.

Robert F. Kennedy is one of history's great what-ifs, the 'other son' of one of America's most famous families. Throughout his adult life and varying political roles, Bobby struggles to find his own voice and step out of the enormous shadows cast by his domineering father, his presidential brother, and his expectant mother. From his battles with Jimmy Hoffa to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, Good Bobby paints a compelling portrait of a man who was occasionally brilliant, often flawed, and eternally conflicted.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Robert F. Kennedy is one of history's great what-ifs, the 'other son' of one of America's most famous families. Throughout his adult life and varying political roles, Bobby struggles to find his own voice and step out of the enormous shadows cast by his domineering father, his presidential brother, and his expectant mother. From his battles with Jimmy Hoffa to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, Good Bobby paints a compelling portrait of a man who was occasionally brilliant, often flawed, and eternally conflicted.

  • Drama
  • 120 - 135 minutes
  • 2 f, 7 m (8-10 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 6-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-492-9

Published Reviews

"Franklin creates a profoundly flawed and conflicted image of Kennedy, one that is steadily and skillfully nuanced."

LA Weekly

"There's a lot to like in Good Bobby: ultimately delivering an interesting and praiseworthy history lesson."

New York Times

"Franklin constructs a compelling portrait of 'the other son,' Robert Francis Kennedy, and the historical milieu that shaped him."

LA Weekly

"The historical events may be familiar, but it is nonetheless gripping to watch the story unfold."

Backstage

"Brian Lee Franklin pens an incredibly sagacious and mesmerizing script (in which he) masterfully documents this delicate time in history."

Splash Magazines

"A gripping play; totally absorbing."

Beverly Press

"An engaging portrait; all the backdoor negotiations make for good theater."

LA Times

"A powerful, original work."

Venice Magazine

"On rare occasions in the theatre, every element of a production comes together so beautifully that the evening ends too quickly...don't miss this one!"

Backstage West

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OCT 08, 2009 - NOV 08, 2009
59E59 Theater
New York, NY United States
59E59 Theater New York, NY United States
OCT 17, 2008 - FEB 08, 2009
Greenway Court Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Greenway Court Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 08, 2009 - NOV 08, 2009
59E59 Theater
New York, NY United States
59E59 Theater New York, NY United States
OCT 17, 2008 - FEB 08, 2009
Greenway Court Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Greenway Court Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States

Awards (1)

Drama of the Year, American Radio Network (2008-2009)