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Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 5f

ISBN: MS00000000013

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

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$19.95
: Eleanora Dues Dies in Pittsburgh & Other Plays

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Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - 1920s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy

Interior 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

In a room in a hotel in Pittsburgh, on the last night of her life, Eleanora Duse is tormented by her ex-lover, the insufferable but charming Italian playwright D'Annunzio, who appears from behind the cupboard, her great rival Sarah Bernhardt, who comes out of a trunk, Henrik Ibsen, who is hiding under the bed, and Mussolini, who comes in the window, and her angry and neglected daughter. A very funny and moving play about the terror and holiness of the theatre.

Published in Eleanora Duse Dies In Pittsburgh & Other Plays.

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CASTING

3m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, 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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