Laufer gained praise from audiences and critics for her play, The Last Schwartz, seen at Florida Stage in 2002-03. It was nominated for the 2003 Carbonell Award. The new play runs May 7 to June 13, 2004.
"The Gulf of Westchester tells the story of five old friends whose Saturday ritual revolves around the TV," according to the announcement. "The game and the Gulf War are equally entertaining as they merrily debate the merits of 'freedom fries' and duct tape. Then, one Saturday, their high school hero finally returns from the first Gulf War — and their routine is pre-empted by reality."
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Florida Stage bills itself as "the Southeast's only professional theatre exclusively dedicated to the production of new American plays." The theatre is located at 262 South Ocean Boulevard in the Plaza del Mar shopping center in Manalapan, FL.