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My Sweetheart's The Man in the Moon - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

My Sweetheart's The Man in the Moon

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573642388

"Literate but quirky... non-realistic theatricality... smartly ironic " - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - New York in the early twentieth century, and elsewhere.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

In the first years of the twentieth century, Evelyn Nesbit, the beautiful, teen-age pin up and chorus girl, was the entrancing center of an explosive and deadly love triangle involving Stanford White, her married lover and the architect of many of the most famous buildings in New York, who liked to push her naked on a red velvet swing, and Harry K. Thaw, the wealthy, manic and demented roller-skating Pittsburgh playboy who married her, beat her with a horse whip, and eventually shot White through the eye socket during a musical performance at the rooftop theatre at White's Madison Square Garden. This wickedly funny play chronicles the grotesque events leading up to and after this notorious murder and Evelyn's wild, strange journey through her American tabloid nightmare as she is hounded by carnivorous reporters, threatened, used, betrayed, bribed, stalked and nearly destroyed by the rich, the corrupt, the violent and the insane. Part of Nigro's ongoing dramatic saga of America in the 20th century that continues with Jules Verne Eats a Rhinoceros, City of Dreadful Night and Traitors.

"Literate but quirky... non-realistic theatricality... smartly ironic." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"There was a bit of everything: wealth, fame, insanity, genius, and, in the middle of it all, a beautiful chorus girl... The sensational story has been adapted for screen and stage... but the latest play, Don Nigro's My Sweetheart's The Man In The Moon, might be its most faithful version. It demonstrates admirable nuance and an impressive amount of research." - The New York Times

"People who think Evelyn Nesbit is only a fictional character from Ragtime may find some surprises in Don Nigro's play, which chronicles the tawdry, twisted love triangle that "the girl in the red velvet swing" shared with master architect (and seducer) Stanford White and millionaire psychopath Harry K. Thaw." - Village Voice

My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon was first produced by the Open Stage Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 6, 2005. It was directed by Ruth Willis. The play received its New York premiere later that spring, produced by the Hypothetical Theatre Company. It was directed by Hypothetical producing artistic director Amy Feinberg.
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CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

EVELYN NESBIT
MRS. NESBIT
HARRY THAW
STANFORD WHITE
MRS. THAW
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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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