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Punch and Judy - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Punch and Judy

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

5m, 2f

ISBN: MS00000000279

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is being made available now in manuscript form prior to its publication.

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$19.95
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 19th Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy, Puppetry

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense 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

In what is arguably Nigro's darkest, and certainly one of his weirdest and funniest plays, the old strange puppet show comes to life as a grotesque and sardonic tale of the brutal Mr Punch, his unfortunate wife Judy, the sad end of the squalling baby, the dark, Satanic crocodile, the pathetic and dim-witted clown Joey, and the hangman Jack Ketch. This play lives on the extreme edge where wild, dark, hysterical farce meets tragedy. It's one of the oddest things Nigro has ever written, and its dark, dark humor is matched by an unusual combination of horror and pathos. This is really one of a kind.
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5m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

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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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