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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: JACK PORK

JACK PORK by Donna Hoke, is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

DONNA HOKE is the Western New York regional representative for the Dramatists Guild and ensemble playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions; an award-winning playwright, her work has been seen in 40 states and on five continents. Her full-length plays include THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney National Playwriting, Naatak National Playwriting, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), and BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List and more).  Website:  donnahoke.com

Thanks to Donna Hoke for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from her play JACK PORK.
(ON THE OFFICE SET OF A TELEVISION SHOW, PETE DIRECTS JACK AND CHRISSIE)
   PETE 
A little more... suggestive. 
   CHRISSIE 
Why would I be suggestive? 
   PETE 
He’s your boss, babycakes, just like I am. Now... 
   CHRISSIE 
“Thank you, Ron. I was hoping you’d like it.” 
   PETE 
Perfect, perfect. 
   JACK 
“I want to talk to you about the office holiday party. I was thinking maybe the girls could come up with a little entertainment.” 
   CHRISSIE 
“What kind of entertainment?” 
   JACK 
“I don’t know, be Santa’s elves or something. Just look cute, let the guys sit on your laps.” 
   CHRISSIE 
“And tell us what they want for Christmas?” 
   JACK 
“Exactly!”    
(to Pete)I feel like I should stand here, because he’s had this great idea. 
   PETE 
I trust your gut, Jackie. Try it. 
(JACK gets up, and his tight pants leave nothing to the imagination. (Note: this is not an erection; Jack is just well endowed.) 
   PETE 
Jesus, Jack. 
   JACK 
What? 
(CHRISSIE indicates his groin.) 
   CHRISSIE 
“You can keep wearing those pants, mister, I’ll tell you that.” 
   PETE 
Jackie, Jackie, we talked about this. No more commando. 
   CHRISSIE 
Tightie whities time. 
   JACK 
They’re uncomfortable. 
   PETE 
How did I not notice that coming in? 
   CHRISSIE 
I guess you just weren’t looking. 
   PETE 
And you shouldn’t be looking either! Impressive as it is, Jack, your anatomy is a distraction. Have you seen the blogs? 
   CHRISSIE 
Someone called it a Ron-A-Long-A-Ding-Dong. 

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