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Great Slave Lake - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Great Slave Lake

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573632211

Two women, Gretchen and Margaret, sit on their next door front porches in a small Ohio town in the autumn of 1938 and talk about their husbands, both named Clyde, each a brother of the other woman, who have mysteriously disappeared on a fishing trip to Canada a few months earlier.

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Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

40 minutes

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The front porches of two houses next to each other in the small town of Armitage, in east Ohio, in the autumn of 1938, Margaret’s down right and Gretchen’s down left, with just a bit of yard in the middle, and up center on a small platform two men fishing in a small boat on Great Slave Lake in Canada, a few months earlier. The set should be as simple as possible. Porch swings would be good, but chairs will do just as well.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Two women, Gretchen and Margaret, sit on their next door front porches in a small Ohio town in the autumn of 1938 and talk about their husbands, both named Clyde, each a brother of the other woman, who have mysteriously disappeared on a fishing trip to Canada a few months earlier. As we listen to their funny, sad conversation, we see upstage the two Clydes in a row boat on Great Slave Lake, and as the play progresses, moving from one conversation to the other, we are invited to gradually put together the mystery of what happened to the men. Meanwhile, Margaret and Gretchen are visited by a pretty 19 year-old blind girl named Betty who may have been impregnated by one of the Clydes. Mysterious, complex, frightening, and funny. In Banana Man & Other Plays.
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CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

MARGARET QUILLER ASTOR - age 43
GRETCHEN ASTOR QUILLE - age 43
CLYDE QUILLER - Margaret’s brother, Gretchen’s husband, age 44
CLYDE ASTOR - Gretchen’s brother, Margaret’s husband, age 44
BETTY - age 19
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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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