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Dead Wife, The - Short Play, Drama

Dead Wife, The

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Drama

2f

ISBN: 9780573601675

On her wedding night Laura sits in her nightgown waiting for her husband. His dead first wife appears to warn her that her groom is a murderer and, preying upon Laura's doubts, fears and terror of mirrors, she plants a deadly seed of suspicion. 

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$9.95
: Great Gromboolian Plain and Other Plays, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior 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

On her wedding night Laura sits in her nightgown waiting for her husband. His dead first wife appears to warn her that her groom is a murderer and, preying upon Laura's doubts, fears and terror of mirrors, she plants a deadly seed of suspicion. The husband, a celebrated hero praised for his socially approved acts of violence, is coming up the stairs. Laura must decide what is real in this Gothic battle of wills. Like many of the celebrated author's plays, The Dead Wife features strong roles for actresses.

Published in The Great Gromboolian Plain & Other Plays.

Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast

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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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