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Daughters of Edward D. Boit, The - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Daughters of Edward D. Boit, The

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

4f

ISBN: 9780573622076

This loving tribute to a very great painting is an imaginary journey into the world of the four girls imprisoned in it, and also deals with serious questions such as whether cockroaches are edible and why nobody would sleep with Henry James.

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Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Period Costumes

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

Four young sisters are trapped for a century in a famous painting by John Singer Sargent, arguing over which if any of them actually slept with the Italian steward on the ocean liner that took them to Italy, and over the relative pleasures and dangers of physical experience, fantasy, self denial, and art. Florence believes in experience, Jane in mystery, Mary Louisa in art, and baby Julia has had to go to the bathroom since 1882. This loving tribute to a very great painting is an imaginary journey into the world of the four girls imprisoned in it, and also deals with serious questions such as whether cockroaches are edible and why nobody would sleep with Henry James. In Green Man & Other Plays.
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CASTING

4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast

CASTING NOTES

The four women are exactly as depicted in the painting by John Singer Sargent, but are played by young adult actresses. It was painted in 1882 and now hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

MARY LOUSIA - in red
JULIA - on the floor with her doll Ppaul
FLORENCE - against the urn
JANE - looking out from the darkness
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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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