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Mariner - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Mariner

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

8m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573692925

This wild epic celebrates the mad obsession and ambiguous triumph of Christopher Columbus. The charming Italian mariner and lover moves through the nightmare of his life, loves, and struggles against authority and stupidity, confronting the wondrous and terrible fruits of his obsession.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play - The wreck of the Santa Maria with practical crow's nest on mast that has fallen through the deck.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

This wild epic celebrates the mad obsession and ambiguous triumph of Christopher Columbus. The charming Italian mariner and lover moves through the nightmare of his life, loves, and struggles against authority and stupidity, confronting the wondrous and terrible fruits of his obsession. He is brought to judgment before the inquisition for the sins of lechery and pride. Kings, queens, mermaids, dead sailors, lovers, princes, fools, and even madhouse inhabitants haunt and taunt the compromised hero. This play, commissioned for the 500th anniversary of Columbus's first voyage, is rich in language, action, character, and humor as it explores the consequences of exploration, discovery, madness, and creation.
First produced in Thurber Theatre at the Ohio State University in 1991, directed by the playwright.
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CASTING

8m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

TORQUERNADA
COLUMBUS
MONIZ/BOBADILLA/PINZON
RODRIGO/HEADLESS MAN/JESTER
BEGGAR/DR. SLAWKENBERGIUS/FERDINAND
DIEGO/TWO HEADED MAN/2ND VIVALDI/FRANCISCO
ANCIENT MARINER/1ST VIVALDI/VESPUCCI/EMPEROR OF CHINA
DIRTY CARLOS/PRINCE JOHN/PROSECUTOR
PRINCESS JUANA THE MAD
LUCINDA/DESDEMONA/3RD NATIVE/3RD MERMAID/3RD CHINESE
MAMA/PIG WOMAN/ISABELLA
FELIPA/MAID
NURSE/MARQUESA DE MOYA,/ESTRELLA
BEATRIZ/CROW WOMAN
ROSAURA/CROCODILE GIRV2ND NATIVE/2ND MERMAID/2ND
CHINESE MARIA/1ST NATIVE/1ST MERMAID/1ST CHINESE
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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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