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Mysterium - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Mysterium

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

3m

ISBN: MS00000000030

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

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$19.95
: Mysterium & Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

40 minutes

Time Period - 1920s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple 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

Just the hint of a ship's railing before them. On the moonlit deck of an ocean liner in mid-voyage Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung would appear to be returning from a fateful trip they've made together to America, although as the play progresses one begins to suspect something else is going on here. Freud has declared the younger, strappingly big, Aryan Jung to be his successor and spiritual son, but despite his great respect for the older man, Jung is increasingly anxious to free himself from Freudian dogma and branch out into what Freud considers loonier places. Their attempts to smooth over the increasing tension between them fail and soon they are involved in a bitter shouting match about which one of them is hysterical and whose ideas are crazier, penis envy or synchronicity. The Steward is concerned that shouting about penises is going to disturb the ladies in the ballroom, and then Freud has a fainting fit and an iceberg looms on the horizon, and the sailors are singing patriotic German songs. Who will be allowed on the life boats? A surreal investigation of the ultimate battle between two great but slightly demented giants of twentieth century thought.

Published in Mysterium & Other Plays.

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CASTING

3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

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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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