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Tale of the Johnson Boys, The - Short Play, Drama

Tale of the Johnson Boys, The

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Drama

2m

ISBN: 9780573632211

In this powerful one act, two boys, John and Henry Johnson, tell the true story of their capture by Indians near the Ohio River in the late 1790s, and the bloody and terrible events that resulted.

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$9.95
: Banana Man and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - 18th Century

Settings Of Play - Late 1790s, near the Ohio River. Night. A flickering light like a fire from down center, just revealing the faces and hands, and, dimly, the rest of the two boys, who are in their late teens at the time of this telling. The events they speak of happened a few years earlier. All the rest of the stage is in darkness.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

In this powerful one act, two boys, John and Henry Johnson, tell the true story of their capture by Indians near the Ohio River in the late 1790s, and the bloody and terrible events that resulted. It is the defining experience of their lives, and the play is a haunting and complex allegory of violence, compassion, and ambiguous betrayal. First produced in New York by the Grey Wing Stage Company. In Banana Man & Other Plays.
First produced by the Grey Wing Stage Company in New York City in September 2001.
Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

JOHN
HENRY
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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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