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Electra (Nigro) - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Electra (Nigro)

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: MS00000000258

It's 1920 in Armitage, Ohio, and Thomas Ryan comes home from the war to discover that his father has been killed in the bathtub and his sister Jenna is confined to a madhouse. His other sister, Lexie, is convinced that it was in fact their mother, Carolyn, who murdered their father to collect the i…

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1920s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

It's 1920 in Armitage, Ohio, and Thomas Ryan comes home from the war to discover that his father has been killed in the bathtub and his sister Jenna is confined to a madhouse. His other sister, Lexie, is convinced that it was in fact their mother, Carolyn, who murdered their father to collect the insurance money and continue her affair with Jenna's husband, Nick. In the cemetery, Lexie tries to convince Thomas that the only solution is for them to kill both their mother and Nick. Thomas has been emotionally damaged by his experiences in the war, and is horrified by the idea of any sort of violence. He doesn't want to believe it's true. But the increasingly odd behavior of his mother leads him to suspect that Lexie is right, and it's tearing him apart. Carolyn is terrified that her children are plotting to kill her. Nick tries to keep himself in a drunken stupor, racked with guilt and self hatred. Jenna may or may not be making eerie appearances on the roof with a rain soaked doll. This is the third play of Nigro's Greek Trilogy which also includes Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, and may be done on its own or with the others. 
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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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