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Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess - Short Play, Drama

Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

Don Nigro

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Short Play, Drama

2f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

40 minutes

Settings Of Play - One's first impression should be that we are in an office somewhere in some sort of old building. There's an old desk with a chair, an old leather sofa with a coffee table in front of it, another chair. But for all we know, we could be looking at the prop room of an old theatre, or the set of an old movie.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

In this provocative and very funny two character play, a person who is firmly convinced they are Charlie Chaplin is confronted by a person who may be a psychiatrist or may be the Siberian Monkey Goddess, beautiful and terrible in her wrath, who is determined to convince him he's not Charlie Chaplin, but just a very disturbed individual who has taken on the identity of Charlie to escape from her own unhappiness, and that perhaps Charlie is not even a man. The play becomes an increasingly desperate struggle over the nature of identity that neither party can afford to lose. A powerful exploration of the nature of reality, dream, art and identity, with elements of dark Chaplinesque farce mixed in. A great showcase for two strong actresses. 

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others and a part of the grouping The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature


The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature was first presented in June of 2016 by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company at The Paradise Factory in New York City as part of the Planet Connections Festivity under the direction of Lori Kee.

Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

CHARLIE - a person in a rather familiar tramp outfit, with derby and mustache. It will perhaps not be immediately clear that this person is a young woman.
ANASTASIA - a well dressed, rather stunning Russian woman.
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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