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Laestrygonians - Full Length Play, Drama

Laestrygonians

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573628825

Silent film starlet Mary Margaret is alone in her Hollywood bungalow, about to kill herself. John Rose, a former Shakespearean stage actor, now a drunken silent movie leading man with a bad reputation, calls on her and tries to convince her to face life. Funny and rich in character and language, this powerful and unusual love story is central to the Pendragon series of plays.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1920s, 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play - In and around the old Pendragon house in Armitage, Ohio, at various times between 1908 and 1927; Mary Margaret's Hollywood bungalow in 1929; a series of inns, boarding houses and backstage dressing rooms frequented by McDuffy's theatrical company over the years.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Monologues, Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Silent film starlet Mary Margaret is alone in her Hollywood bungalow, about to kill herself. John Rose, a former Shakespearean stage actor, now a drunken silent movie leading man with a bad reputation, calls on her and tries to convince her to face life. In the course of their hilarious conflict, images of the actor's past emerge. His efforts to help Mary Margaret live force him to deal with his own demons and find a way to cope with the terrible secret that eats away at him like the cannibal Laestrygonians in Homer's Odyssey. Funny and rich in character and language, this powerful and unusual love story is central to the Pendragon series of plays.
Laestrygonians was first produced by The Actors Co-op in Knoxville, Tennessee in the autumn of 2000. It was directed by Brian Prather.
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CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

JESSICA ARTMITAGE
JOHN ROSE
MARY MARGARET DUNCAN
ANDREW MCDUFFY
MARINA MCDUFFY
JAMES MAHONEY
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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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