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Descent of Man, The - Monologues, Dark Comedy

Descent of Man, The

Don Nigro

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Monologues, Dark Comedy

1m

ISBN: 9780573799877

A part of the collection Mabel in the Woods and Other Plays.

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: Mabel in the Woods and Other Plays

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Description

Monologues

Dark Comedy

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - An American classroom in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

In this very funny monologue, a middle aged teacher, forced by his school board to teach Creationism in his science class, tries to swallow his contempt for what he considers idiotic superstition masquerading as science because he needs to pay alimony. His increasingly bitter, revealing and wildly inappropriate lecture to his class becomes a dark investigation of what science is, of the relationship of science to belief, the existence of God, man's place in the world, and how closely related the school board is to monkeys. This darkly sardonic monologue is a great showcase for an actor in his prime.
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CASTING

1m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

MALONEY - A man of forty.
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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