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Husbandry (Nigro) - 10 Minute Play, Comedy

Husbandry (Nigro)

Don Nigro

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10 Minute Play, Comedy

1m, 1f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

10 Minute Play

Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - A trailer home outside Armitage, a small town in the hilly part of east Ohio. 2015

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

TAGS

Aging, Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

In this very funny ten minute play, Lester, a man in his late eighties, fourth husband to Becky, also late eighties, comes home to their trailer from bowling one evening and discovers a mule and two goats in their yard, and then has a terrible time getting Becky to explain to him what they're doing there. Becky has always wanted a donkey. She didn't realize it was a mule until she had already fallen in love with it. She took the goats because the mule was fond of them and she was afraid somebody would eat them. Becky hopes to breed mules. While Lester is trying to explain to Becky that you can't breed mules, the mule is out in the yard fornicating with the cow. But all this might not be so much about mules and goats and the difference between mules and donkeys as it is about how lonely you get when you're old and your husband is always out bowling. A great showcase for two veteran actors.

Becky also appears as a much younger person in a number of Nigro's other plays, including Dramatis Personae, The Circus Animals' Desertion, French Gold, November, and Hallucination.

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

LESTER - a man in his late eighties
BECKY - his wife, late eighties
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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