The Vegetable, or From President to Postman by R. J. Cardullo | Script Revolution

The Vegetable, or From President to Postman

"The Vegetable, or From President to Postman" satirizes the ambitions of an ordinary man who wants to be President of the United States—that is, if he cannot make it as a postman.

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"The Vegetable," a play by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"The Vegetable, or From Postman to President" is a comic romp revolving around the misadventures of middle-class striver Jerry Frost. An ordinary railroad clerk, he gets drunk on the eve of Warren G. Harding’s Republican presidential nomination in 1920, then suddenly finds himself and his entire family (including his nagging wife, Charlotte, and his eccentric father, Horatio, a.k.a. Dada) catapulted from Chicago to the White House. The consequences for President Frost are predictably disastrous, but Jerry is able to escape them by waking up. Much relieved, he can fulfill his true calling: to be a postman.

Submitted: May 15, 2020
Last Updated: May 15, 2020

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The Writer: R. J. Cardullo

A former university film teacher, I turned to screenwriting several years ago. I have also written film criticism for many publications. A New Yorker by birth, I grew up in Miami and was educated at the University of Florida, Tulane, and Yale. My last U.S. address was in Milford, Connecticut; I am now an expatriate residing in Scandinavia. Many of my scripts (both long and short) are adaptations of lesser-known works by well-known authors. I am happy to re-write, collaborate, or write on demand. Thanks kindly for any attention you can give my work. Go to bio

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