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Circus Animals' Desertion, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Circus Animals' Desertion, The

Don Nigro

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573628511

Set in the early 1940's, this funny play tells the eerie story of frustrating, neurotic, and irresponsible but resilient and strangely appealing Becky Armitage. This young lady leaves a trail of chaos but always manages to land on her feet. Because her mother died when she was born, she was raised by aunts who do not know what to do with her.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - Armitage, Ohio, at various times from October 1942 to October 1945. A barn on the old Pendragon property, the kitchen of the old stone farmhouse of Aunt Liz and Lewis Hopkins, the upstairs room at Aunt Moll's house in town, Albert Reedy's living room, the twon library, a park, and the Labyrinth of Mirrors.

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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

Set in the early 1940's, this funny play tells the eerie story of frustrating, neurotic, and irresponsible but resilient and strangely appealing Becky Armitage. This young lady leaves a trail of chaos but always manages to land on her feet. Because her mother died when she was born, she was raised by aunts who do not know what to do with her. Nobody will tell her who her father is. When the DeFlores carnival comes to town, she is seduced in the hall of mirrors by Romeo DeFlores. He skips town leaving her pregnant. She marries the town librarian and he is a good father to her child, but when the carnival returns she conceives another child in the labyrinth of mirrors, and her gentle husband begins to lose his mind. This play is part of the author's series Pendragon Plays.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

AUNT LIZ - 47-50
BECKY - 15-18
ROMEO DE FLORES - 19-22
AUNT MOLL - 42-45
ALBERT REEDY - 54-56
GRANDMOTHER - 76
SOLDIER - 23
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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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