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Shadows, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Shadows, The

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: MS00000000283

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

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1930s, 1920s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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

Sophie is a war orphan who becomes the most brilliant student in Rath's university class in Munich in the twenties. Her obsessive worship of him results in an affair between them, witnessed by Rath's friend and colleague Quinn, who is himself in love with Sophie. When Rath's wife Maya discovers the affair, Rath breaks it off, and Sophie nearly succeeds in killing herself. But she's rescued and brought to London by Quinn, and finds a new life there. Some years later, the Raths show up in London, fleeing from Germany, broke, and without prospects, and Rath himself has fallen into near suicidal despair. Maya goes to Sophie, her former rival, and asks her to please go and see her husband and try to help him resolve his feelings of remorse about their relationship. And Rath's daughter Hannah, just becoming a woman herself, watches all this complex nightmare of betrayal and self-deception unfold, gradually pieces together for herself a version of what actually happened in the past, and reaches some horrifying conclusions about the nature of reality and the limitations of human love. Five strong roles, a dark, often funny, tragic and powerful play which is a kind of dark mirror image of the lives of some famous and infamous twentieth century intellectuals.
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CASTING

2m, 3f

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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