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Don Giovanni - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Don Giovanni

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: MS00000000012

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is being made available now in manuscript form prior to its publication.

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: Don Giovanni and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Short Play

Dark Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 18th Century


No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes


Mild Adult Themes


Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Long one act which could be a full evening of theatre. Don Giovanni is getting on in years and finding it increasingly difficult to climb up those balconies. His disgruntled servant Leporello is trying to write his tell-all memoirs in the hope that he can retire on what he makes from them. Donna Elvira has lost her mind, convinced that she is married to Don Giovanni, when in fact he paid a horse doctor to pretend to marry them, and is chasing her beloved all over Europe, first to declare her undying devotion to him, then, when he ties her to the bed and escapes down the drain pipe, to murder him. Meanwhile, Don Giovanni and Leporello take shelter from a rainstorm in what turns out to be the tomb of the Commendatore, whom Don Giovanni has accidentally murdered while trying to seduce his daughter, Donna Anna. A drunken and troubled Don Giovanni, who is beginning to have mixed feelings about his life as a seducer, invites the Statue of the Commendatore in the tomb to come to dinner at his own house, which Don Giovanni plans to return to so he can finally seduce Donna Anna. But when he gets there, he discovers that the poor girl has slipped into a terrible despair after the death of her father, and is, for the first time in his life, moved enough by the suffering he's caused in another to think of somebody besides himself. Will Don Giovanni learn to love unselfishly before the Statue of the Commendatore returns to drag him down to Hell? A wild and funny investigation of one of the most enduring myths of Western civilization.

Published in Don Giovanni & Other Plays.



4m, 3f


Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)

Don Nigro

Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas and surreal homicidal puppet farces, plays with music and verse plays. He ... view full profile

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