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Jay Doe (Michael Strong) pretends to fire a gun while his friend Peter (Blake Elmquist) looks on.

Haverford School, Haverford Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

1999




“Replay”


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Dorf, Jon (aka Jonathan C. Dorf, American playwright, screenwriter, script consultant, teacher, 1971-____), “Replay,” a 15-, 20- or 35-minute drama in English, set in a room adjacent to a high school boys locker room, just before lunch, 1997,

2m

; • © 1997 by Jonathan C. Dorf; • in Jonathan C. Dorf’s Replay (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 1997); • 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 Jonathan C. Dorf, via ftp February 17, 2001; Dorf says,

§ Dramatis Personae Jay (m), 16, a high school student; Peter (m), 16, Jay’s best friend.

§ Synopsis “Jay, still dripping water from being thrown in the shower again by the school bully, huddles with Peter, in a room just off the locker room. Peter has brought a gun for Jay to use it on the bully. When Jay hesitates, Peter first tries to reason with him, then questions Jay’s courage and even his sexuality. But Jay holds firm—son of a gun salesman, he hates guns. Events show that Peter needs help; the bully has told Peter that he’s next on his list, and Peter doesn’t know what to do.

§ Comment “One scene, no special technical requirements. The play is available in three different lengths. The 15-minute version should be acceptable at almost any high school. The 20-minute version contains some mild locker room language, while the 40-minute version is more explicit. • Prospective producers should go to Home Page of Playwright and Screenwriter Jon Dorf, http://www.jondorf.com.”

§ Themes bravery, bullying, dominance, friendship, gun, high school, locker room, sexuality.

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
  • "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)
  • "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
  • "Foreplay," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set in the Doe family living room, late afternoon, 1996, 2m
  • "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
  • "Pot Play," 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, 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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