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About The Play

2 males, 2 females. 70-80 minutes. Suggested set. Developed by City Theater Company (Wilmington, DE), the play premiered at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre (Burbank, CA),
where Backstage called it "beguiling," saying that "Dorf has a wonderful knack for writing snappy, slyly politically incorrect dialogue, which feels like a collaboration between Woody Allen and David Mamet.


March 1996. Thirtysomething Marge's reverie about the single man on her milk carton is interrupted by the news--broadcast by the mysterious Blondie--that a teller at the local bank is dead and that there are still no leads in the ten year old theft of a carton of milk from Sam's Twenty Four Hour Market. Marge's seven year old son Jackie tells her that he and his younger sister poisoned the cookies they gave the bank teller. As the police arrive, Marge flees, leaving her children to fend for themselves.

Limping along the highway, Marge accepts a ride from Bruce, the man on the milk carton and about her age, offers Marge a ride. Bruce, on the run from "milk," a conspiratorial corporate entity, persuades her to join him in a quest to find Rufus, a reputed freelance version of the witness protection program rumored to be somewhere in Montana. Their quest takes them through Nevada and Idaho, as they steal cars, break into slot machines, rearrange dairy cases and yell "fire" in a half-crowded theater--and eventually follow Blondie to a dairy farm in Montana. Will Rufus give them the new identies they crave? What about Marge's children? And what if the milk conspiracy turns out to be reality...


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Viking Theatre (Rock Hill, SC), February 2018
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White Knoll High School (Lexington, SC), February 2018
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Thurso Players (Caithness, United Kingdom), February 2018
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Hardee High School (Wauchula, FL), March 2018
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The Young Creatives (Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom), March 2018
Me, My Selfie & I
Berkhamsted School (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom), March 2018
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Montrose Area School District (Montrose, PA), March 2018
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Fremont High School (Plain City, UT), March 2018
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Del Valle High School (Del Valle, TX), April 2018
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H. Hardcastle School (Edam, SK, Canada), April 2018
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Bad Theatre Co. (Asuncion, Paraguay), May 2018
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Woldingham School (Woldingham, Surrey, United Kingdom), May 2018
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St. Helen Catholic School (Georgetown, TX), May 2018
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Coakley Middle School Drama Club (Norwood, MA), June 2018
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