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Paolo and Francesca - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Paolo and Francesca

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 5f

ISBN: MS00000000275

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

120 minutes (2 hours)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

In this powerful retelling of the story of the famous lovers in Dante's Inferno, the intimidating warrior Malatesta sends his younger brother Paolo to Ravenna to escort Malatesta's new young wife Francesca to Rimini. She stabs Malatesta with a letter opener on their wedding night and refuses to have relations with him, but soon after becomes Paolo's mistress. When she becomes pregnant, she's forced to finally sleep with her husband so as not to reveal their secret. This triangular relationship continues for years until Antonia, Paolo's daughter by his wife Bianca, discovers what's going on, tells Malatesta and precipitates the play's violent conclusion. Dark humor, passion and terror combine to make this one of Nigro's very best plays.
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CASTING

3m, 5f

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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