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Dynamite-waving, ex-librarian Jane (Liz Hutchison) and the equally maniacal  Police Captain (George Tietze)
compete for college student Eric's (Jason  Danner, on right) attention.
(City Theater Company, Wilmington Delaware, U.S.A., 1997)


“Bookends

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Dorf, Jon (American playwright, screenwriter, 1971-____), “Bookends,”

a comedy set in a small university library, March, 1996,

2m2f (1 male can be female; 2f can be doubled),

© 1996 by Jonathan C. Dorf;  •  script/rights available from Jonathan C. Dorf, 7125 De Longpre Avenue, Apt. 209, Los Angeles, California  90046, U.S.A., e-mail jon@jondorf.com, telephone (home) 323-512-5273.  •  Cited by Robert M. Frame, Director of Theatre, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn, New York 13021-3099, U.S.A., telephone 315-255-1743, fax 315-255-2117, via e-mail, March 11, 1996; Dorf says,

  § Synopsis “A college student’s absurdist nightmare about the breakup of his first sexual relationship.[—Synopsis by Greg Gunter, literary manager at La Jolla Playhouse, a friend of the playwright.]

  § Comment “Single set, no special requirements. Produced by Cayuga Community College’s Harlequin Productions, March, 1996.   •  Prospective producers should go to Home Page of Playwright and Screenwriter Jon Dorf, http://www.jondorf.com.”

   § Themes breakup, college, first sexual relationship, nightmare, sex.
   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
  • "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
  • "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, 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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