PHOTO-OP - "A Moral Stealth Bomber"

"This story is inspired by actual events. In certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed or invented for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious."

Synopsis: The play dramatizes the events of President’s Day Weekend 1991 at the start of “Operation Desert Storm”, the first war in Iraq.

President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush plan to attend Sunday services at First Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, Maine – a beautiful, simple country church selected because it is an excellent “photo op” for the President. More than 200 international media representatives are expected.

In attendance on Sunday are peace activists, JOHN and CONNIE SCHMIDT. During the service, JOHN is jeered by parishioners for daring to attempt to pray for the people of Iraq and eventually thrown out of the church by a SECRET SERVICE agent creating another “photo op” for the anti-war activists.

CHIEF John Preston 50ish Chief of Police, Kennebunkport, Maine. A little laid-back but solid. SECRET SERVICE Alfred Ronan 30ish Secret Service agent. Dark suit, dark sunglasses, earpiece. A man of action. J. RIDLEY DICKINSON 50ish Deacon, First Congregational Church. Patriotic, enthusiastic, quick into action. REV. PAMELA ADAMS 50ish. Pastor, First Congregational Church. Slender, business-like professional woman. JOHN SCHMIDT 50ish. Former Marine Officer and attorney. Conservatively dressed.
Jean W. Yeager