The White Pages




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About The Play

Comedy. 2 males, 2-4 females (4-6 performers total). 25-30 minutes. Unit Set. Appropriate for high school (and perhaps even middle school) and up. Semifinalist in Marshall University's Play Works competition, it premiered at the Attic Theatre in Los Angeles and went on to be produced at Offstage Theatre (Charlottesville, VA), the Golden Players (Golden, BC Canada) and other venues.

". . . very definitely funny" - The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)

"The high spot of the afternoon . . . was Jon Dorf's manically funny The White Pages . . ." - CVI Weekly (Charlottesville, VA)

"The White Pages . . . is a zany farce with a touch of gentle satire." - Frontiers (Los Angeles, CA)

“Funny and unexpectedly psychotic . . . its premise is undeniably interesting.” Suburban and Wayne Times (suburban Philadelphia, PA)

 



 
 
Synopsis

Robert, a thirtysomething insurance adjuster who works nearby, brings three used classics to Book Traders Book Store to exchange. When he gets in return a book with blank pages, he believes it to be an error. Nancy, the store owner and about Robert's age, supplies him with another book, this one also blank. Even as Robert protests, satisfied and willfully oblivious customers come in to trade for more blank books. Finally, Robert fights back: armed with pens and ultimately a typewriter, he occupies the store and recreates—to the best of his recollection—the classic novels that Nancy and her college-age nephew, Toto, have been disemboweling and replacing with white pages.

 

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