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Palestrina - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Palestrina

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

2f

ISBN: 9780573629136

Another powerful episode in Nigro's Pendragon plays.

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$9.95
: Palestrina and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Exterior 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

Becky Reedy sits on the porch step of the Palestrina house in Armitage, Ohio, in the autumn of 1946, having just been sick from too much wine and lasagna. She is not making a very good first impression on her boyfriend's Italian mother, a tough woman who supported her family through the Depression by making bathtub gin. Two very different women, one who has devoted her life to her children and one who is lonely, defiant and doesn't like her children much especially after her first husband hung himself in the barn, struggle to communicate in this powerful episode in Nigro's Pendragon plays.

Published in Palestrina & Other Plays.

Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

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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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