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Chronicles - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Chronicles

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573628528

In 1920 the Pendragons gather for the first time in years at the crumbling family mansion in Ohio where Matt Armitage lies dying. Trapped in the labyrinth of a darkly cruel history, these people nevertheless love each other and make each other laugh. Richly textured and intricately woven through time and space, a funny and moving addition to the author's series the Pendragon Plays.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1920s

Settings Of Play - The Pendragon house, an ancient Gothic monstrosity in the country outside of Armitage, a small town in the hilly part of east Ohio, just before Christmas in the year 1920, 1892, 1894 and 1901. It is a comfortable house to live in during this period, but it is also haunted.

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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

In 1920 the Pendragons gather for the first time in years at the crumbling family mansion in Ohio where Matt Armitage lies dying. As his daughter Dorothy, who can neither hear nor speak, provides a running commentary which is heard only by the audience, her wild sister Jessie chases their half brother John Rose from room to room and tries to fathom what betrayal is behind her father's refusal to speak to her mother. Uncle David, an eccentric poet, is back from scouring Europe for a lost girl. John Rhys Pendragon, the journalist, broods over his wife's death and the loss of his beloved daughter. Sister Lizzy bustles around trying to feed everybody while enduring her own grief as Sarah, the housekeeper, is being driven mad by the confusion. Trapped in the labyrinth of a darkly cruel history, these people nevertheless love each other and make each other laugh. Richly textured and intricately woven through time and space, a funny and moving addition to the author's series the Pendragon Plays.
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CASTING

4m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

DOROTHY ARMITAGE
JESSIE ARMITAGE - her younger sister
ALISON ROSE ARMITAGE - their mother
MATTHEW ARMITAGE - their father
SARAH PRITCHARD - the housekeeper
LIZZY HOPKINS - eldest daughter of Matt and Alison
DAVID ARMITAGE - Matt's son
JOHN ROSE - Alison's son
JOHN RHYS PENDRAGON
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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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