Newt Gingrich Visits a Residential Youth Facility Not Near Omaha is published by Brooklyn Publishers. Click the above button to open a new window and order a perusal copy or performance rights.
About The Play
Dramedy. 2 males. 10 minutes. Unit or suggested set.
Finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award. Written for teen actors, though the characters may also be played by adults.
NOTE:Newt Gingrich Visits... was originally titled Newt Gingrich At Boys Town, and Theatre 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 legal counsel 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.
Jason and Nick, residents at a facility for troubled teens, wait for then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to arrive. Jason expects Newt's dinner and photo op visit to change their lives, while cynical Nick wants to resist but can't quite help wanting to believe. Meanwhile, their underwear has disappeared. And when Newt's limousine finally arrives, it's raining, and since the photo op will be ruined, Newt gets back inside and drives away again, leaving Jason and Nick right where they started.
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Upcoming Guest Artist Visits I'm excited to be returning to the Asian Festival of Children's Content in Singapore in late May, and during this trip, I will also be a guest at the Australian International School in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and then heading on to Yokohama International School in the Tokyo area.
The Locker Next 2 Mine Now Available My dramedy about teen suicide and dealing with loss, The Locker Next 2 Mine, is now available in both full-length and one-act (ideal for competition) versions. The full-length version had its world premiere at The Randolph School in Huntsville (AL) in November, and the one-act version had its premiere at Soquel High School in Santa Cruz (CA) in February. You could stage the next production!
Brandon High School (Ortonville, MI), May 2013
Though the one-act version, available from Playscripts, stands on its own (and is perfect for competition!), this play was always intended to be a full-length composed of three acts: Rumors of Polar Bears, Ursa Major and Northern Lights. Look for the other two plays in the cycle sometime in 2013.
My Rock Star Can Beat Up Your Boy Band:Look for this one-act comic whodunit in 2013...