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Devil, The - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Devil, The

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

1m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573625237

Suggested by Guy de Maupassant's dark and funny story, this parable about greed introduces the Devil in its own strange way.

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: Something In The Basement and Other Plays

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Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Play w/ Music

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

An old woman is hired to sit with a peasant's dying mother, agreeing to take a lump sum and stay as long as the mother lives. Perversely, the mother refuses to die until the old woman, losing money by the minute, employs a strategy to ease her along to heaven. Suggested by Guy de Maupassant's dark and funny story, this parable about greed introduces the Devil in its own strange way.

Published in Something In The Basement & Other Plays.

First produced at the University of Iowa.
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1m, 2f

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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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