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Maelstrom - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Maelstrom

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

7m, 5f

ISBN: MS00000000267

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

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$19.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Farce

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 19th Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

This wild, dark farce may be the hallucination of the dying Edgar Allan Poe, delirious in his last moments in Baltimore, having almost succeeded now in drinking himself to death. A fast paced and surreal melange of incidents from his life and work, real people like his childlike wife Virginia, Longfellow, the actors Junius Brutus Booth and Edwin Forrest, and the murder victim Mary Rogers mix with the Red Death, the Raven, Hop Frog, and an Ourang-Outang to create a unique theatrical adventure that is at once horrifying and funny. Unusual, powerful, unspeakably strange and nonstop, and ultimately moving, a melancholy and eerie love story.
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CASTING

7m, 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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