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Emotion Memory - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Emotion Memory

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: MS00000000014

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

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$19.95
: Emotion Memory and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1900-1910

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

This 90 minute play traces the relationship between Anton Chekhov and Lyka, the girl who was the inspiration for Nina in The Seagull. She was a friend of his sister's and fell in love with Chekhov, who was very fond of her but found himself unable to actually commit himself to her. Desperate to rouse his interest, she has an affair with a married man, becomes pregnant, loses her child, and her hoped for career in the theatre does not materialize, but she is the person who is there for him after the first, disastrous production of The Seagull, when he's totally disgusted with the theatre, and is there again towards the end of his life, perhaps really there, or only in his mind. Also memorable is the confrontation between Chekhov and Stanislavsky after Chekhov's appalled first viewing of the great Moscow Art Theatre production, and Stanislavsky's funny and passionate defense of his production and of the theatre as an art form. A touching and funny play about the relationship between love and creation, with some very strong audition material in the form of monologues by Chekhov, Lyka and Stanislavsky.

Published in Emotion Memory & Other Plays.

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CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
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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