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Jack Neary

Jack Neary's plays have been produced all over the United States and in Canada. His romantic comedy First Night was presented at the Westside Theatre in New York after a long run at the Theatre Lobby in Boston. To Forgive, Divine, which debuted professional...

Biography

Jack Neary's plays have been produced all over the United States and in Canada. His romantic comedy First Night was presented at the Westside Theatre in New York after a long run at the Theatre Lobby in Boston. To Forgive, Divine, which debuted professionally at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, was purchased for film by Walt Disney Pictures. Jerry Finnegan's Sister has played in various United States theatres and has successfully launched five theatre companies. In 2006-7, Jerry Finnegan's Sister was produced in Paris under the title La Souer de Jerry King. It later toured France. His most recent plays are The Porch, produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, CityStage in Springfield, the Stoneham (Massachusetts) Theatre and the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Massachusetts; and Kong's Night Out, presented at the Lyric Stage in Boston, New Century Theatre and the Meadow Brook Theatre in Michigan, featuring TV's Cindy Williams. His adaptation of Frankenstein debuted at the Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College, and was produced at Radford University in Virginia and is available at Amazon.com, and his adaptation of The Fall of The House of Usher was staged at Mount Holyoke and Radford Colleges, and is published by Baker's Plays/Samuel French, Inc. Another recently-published play, Five Nickels, was produced professionally at St. Vincent College, and his adaptation of The Turn of the Screw was introduced by the Stratton Players and produced professionally at New Century Theatre, and is published by Playscripts, Inc. He has written a number of produced plays for young audiences, including the series The Misdirected Theatre Presents which features adaptations of Robin Hood, The Ugly Duckling, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Rumplestiltskin. His published work for young audiences are Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp and The Little Match Girl. His short story, The Boss, was named Best Short Story of 2006 by the Catholic Press Association. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild.

Official website: www.jacknearyonline.com.

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