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The Pigman - Full Length Play

The Pigman

Paul Zindel, F. Andrew Leslie

Full Length Play

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822208945

Bored with school, Lorraine and John search for other activities to fi…

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Bored with school, Lorraine and John search for other activities to fill the time. One of these (random phone calls) leads to a meeting with a retired widower, Mr. Pignati, whose hobby happens to be collecting china, glass and marble pigs. Although their contact with Mr. Pignati is instigated by the selfish intention of collecting money for a bogus "charity," Lorraine and John soon find themselves drawn into the older man's life. Counterpointed by scenes with their parents, their relationship with "The Pigman" moves steadily and surely from casual visits to deeper involvement to, inexorably, tragedy. But, throughout the fast-moving action, a seed of understanding is nurtured—leading on to a growing sense of compassion and "coming of age," that is strengthened and enhanced in the final, poignant moments of the play.
A perennial favorite in book form, this lively and revealing study of the relationship between two high-spirited modern teenagers and an aging widower is offered here in a fast-paced, easily produced stage version.


6m, 3f

Paul Zindel

Paul Zindel

Paul Zindel,  who drew on memories of his troubled childhood on Staten Island for a prize-winning play with a tongue-twisting title, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, was born on May 15, 1936, in Tottenville, Staten Island. His father was a police officer who abandoned the family. Mr. Zindel's mother, a nurse who also worked as a shipyard laborer, hat-check attendant and ... view full profile

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