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Dorf, Jon (aka Jonathan C. Dorf, aka Jonathan C. Dorf, American playwright, screenwriter, script consultant, teacher, 1971-____), “The Wash,”

a 10-minute dark comedy in English, set in the laundry room of a New York apartment building, 9:00 p.m., Friday evening,

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; • © 2001 by Jonathan C. Dorf; • in Jonathan C. Dorf’s The Wash (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001); • script/rights available from Jonathan C. Dorf, 7125 De Longpre Avenue #209, Los Angeles, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail jcdorf1@aol.com, telephone, http://www.jondorf.com, (home) 323-512-5273. • Cited by Jonathan C. Dorf, via ftp February 17, 2001; Dorf says,

§ Dramatis Personae Daniel (m), 22, a young homeless man; Judith (f), 25, , an apartment dweller, engaged to be married.

§ Synopsis “Daniel, a young homeless man, walks into the laundry room of a New York apartment building where Judith does her laundry, just as she does every Friday night. He wears his laundry, just as he does every Friday night. Their ritual cat and mouse game, complete with a loaded gun in the hands of the ‘threatened’ Judith, begins. But the rules change when the power goes out.

§ Comment “One set. The play requires minimal tech and a suggested setting—though it does require a prop gun that can fire blanks. Lights able to go on and off. The play has been produced off-off-Broadway and at schools and theater companies across the United States. • Prospective producers should go to Home Page of Playwright and Screenwriter Jon Dorf, http://www.jondorf.com/.”

§ Themes apartment building, engagement, gun, fiance, handgun, homeless, flasher, laundry, New York City, power failure.

See also Jon Dorf’s

  • "A-Bomb Wedding," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a twenty-four hour convenience store, late at night, 2001, 2m
  • "Beef Junkies," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set on a suburban road, just before 5:00 p.m., the near future, 2m1f
  • "Bookends," an absurd comedy in English, 2m2f, a comedy set in a small university library, March, 1996, 2m2f (1 male can be female; 2f can be doubled)
  • "Crash Positions," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an airplane in the air, 1997, 1m1f
  • "F-Stop," a 10-minute dark comedy, set in a living room, early afternoon, 1997, 1m1f
  • "From Shakespeare with Love?," a 45-minute comedy in English, set in an airport, various Shakespearean settings, 1:00 a.m., 1999, 2m2f
  • "Jesus at the Taco Stand," a 10-minute dark comedy-drama in English, set outside a mental health clinic, Friday evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • "Last Right Before the Void," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a dark highway in Minnesota, or outside a house, U.S.A., late at night, 2000, 2m1f
  • "Newt Gingrich Visits a Residential Youth Facility Not Near Omaha," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a bedroom in a foster care facility, an afternoon, 1995, 2m
  • "Play's End," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set in the Doe family living room, late afternoon, 1996, 2m
  • "Ticking," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set in the Doe family kitchen, morning, 1999, 3m
  • "This Magic Moment," a 35-minute comedy in English, set in an apartment living room, late afternoon, 2001, 1m1f
  • "Whatever Happened to Godot?," a 10-minute ironic comedy in English, set in a drab apartment, morning, 2003, 3m
  • "The White Pages," a 25-minute comedy in English, set in a used bookstore, two successive mornings, 1996, 2m2f
  • "X Marks the Spot," a 10-minute comedy in English, set somewhere in the American midwest or a similar landscape, 2001, 1m1f
  • "You're Next," a 17-minute drama in English, set in a storage room off a high school boys locker room, sometime before lunch, 1997, 2m

 
 

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