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

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a twenty-four hour convenience store, late at night, 2001,

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; • © 2001 by Jonathan C. Dorf; • in Jonathan C. Dorf’s A-Bomb Wedding (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 jon@jondorf.com, http://www.jondorf.com, telephone (home) 323-512-5273. • Cited by Jonathan C. Dorf, via ftp February 17, 2001; Dorf says,

§ Dramatis Personae Will (m), 22, neurotic single; Jennifer (f), 23, neurotic single.

§ Synopsis “Two twentysomething strangers, Will and Jennifer, wait in a convenience store for the missing clerk to return. Both have strapped themselves to nuclear weapons and have come to the convenience store to take hostages. Each is in a panic to marry. The clerk never shows—nor do any other customers—and the two leave together, allegedly to search the all-night diner across the street for potential hostages.

§ Comment “One scene, no special technical requirements. • Premiered at The Haverford School, with productions at theaters like Plutonium Eggplant (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.), Impact (Berkeley, California, U.S.A.), Heartlande (Michigan, U.S.A.) and more than a half-dozen others.” • Prospective producers should go to Home Page of Playwright and Screenwriter Jon Dorf, http://www.www.jondorf.com.”

§ Themes activism, bomb, clerk, convenience store, first encounter, hostage, marriage, nuclear weaponry.

See also Jon Dorf’s

  • "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
  • "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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