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Hagerty, Terry (American playwright, actor, novelist, poet, and short story writer, 1956-____), “Home Schooling,”

a 24-minute black comedy in English, set in a middle class living room, afternoon, 2001,

2m1f; © 2001 by Terry Hagerty; • in Terry Hagerty’s Home Schooling (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Terry Hagerty, 2210 North Beachwood Drive, #11, Los Angeles, California 90068-2938, U.S.A., telephone (home/work) 323-962-5282, e-mail tbhagerty@earthlink.net. • Cited by Terry Hagerty, via ftp, April 2, 2005; Hagerty says,

§ Dramatis Personae Tom Hendricks (m), 35, a political consultant; Charlie Fairbanks (m), 35, a political candidate; Grace Marshall (f), 35, a political consultant.

§ Synopsis “Political consultants Grace Marshall and Tom Hendricks are a couple, both romantically and professionally. They have just started up their own consultancy firm, with the motto: ‘’To expanding campaign strategies, while engaging in really great sex.’ Their first client is Charlie Fairbanks, an old fraternity buddy of Tom’s and the son of a popular former governor. A student of Sun Tzu and Tai Chi Chuan, Grace begins to have doubts about good time Charlie and whether or not she and Tom should work to get someone as ridiculous as their client elected to any office. Finally, Grace leaves Charlie's campaign.

§ Comment “One scene, one set (a middle class living room). Special effects include prerecorded Chinese hammered dulcimer music and Grace's voice reciting passages from The Art of War. • "Home Schooling" premiered at the Spokane Civic Theatre, in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A., in 2001. • Terry Hagerty studied Theatre and Drama at Indiana University and screenwriting at the American Film Institute. He has performed every possible job in the theatre at one time or another and just about every job on a video shoot. Terry is also a novelist, poet, and short story writer. See his literary Website, "Terry's Tales," at http://geocities.com/terrystales/.

§ Themes morality, politics, Tai Chi Chuan.



See also Terry Hagerty's

  • "Finding Fault," a 26-minute comedy in English, set in a city hall office, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A., day, fall, 2001, 1m2f
  • "Paris Sojourn," an 18-minute romantic comedy in English, set in a bed and breakfast hotel room in Paris, morning, 2004, 1m1f
  • "Research," a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a public library, a weekday, 2001, 1m1f
  • "Wage Slaves," an 18-minute poetic farce in English, set in a dreary office space, morning on a workday, 2003, 2m1f

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