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“Newt Gingrich Visits a

Residential Youth Facility Not

Near Omaha”

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Jason (Tom Karl, on left) and Nick (Joe Russino) watch the arrival of Newt Gingrich through the window.
Haverford School, Haverford Pennsylvania, U.S.A.,
1999


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

; • © 1995 by Jonathan C. Dorf; • in Jonathan C. Dorf’s Newt Gingrich Visits a Residential Youth Facility Not Near Omaha (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 1995); • 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 Jon Dorf via ftp, July 11, 1997; Dorf says,

§ Dramatis Personae Jason (m), a teenage resident; Nick (m), a teenage resident.

§ Synopsis “Jason and Nick, two teenage residents of a residential youth facility not near Omaha, await a visit—and its accompanying photo opportunity—from Newt Gingrich.

§ Comment “Heightened realism (it is not quite magic realism)—a drama with comedic elements. Finalist in the Actors Theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest. “‘Newt Gingrich Visits a Residential Youth Facility Not Near Omaha’ was originally titled ‘Newt Gingrich at Boys Town.’ Theater Double received permission from Boys Town for its production in Philadelphia. However, to avoid any potential trademark infringement, confusion or accidental connection to Father Flanagan’s youth homes or the movie, at the request of the entertainment attorney for Boys Town, the title has since been changed. The play is in no way connected to Boys Town, nor should any connection be implied. • Prospective producers should go to Home Page of Playwright and Screenwriter Jon Dorf, http://www.jondorf.com/.” • Tom Karl played Jason and Joe Russino played Nick in the production at Haverford School, Haverford PA, 1999.

§ Themes American politics, celebrity, photography, residential youth facility, visitor.

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
  • "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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