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Blavatsky - Monologues, Comedy

Blavatsky

Don Nigro

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Monologues, Comedy

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ISBN: MS00000000566

Published in the collection Curse of the Wolf Man and Other Plays

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$19.95
: Curse of the Wolf Man and Other Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Monologues

Comedy

10 minutes

Settings Of Play - A dimly lit room.

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 uproariously funny monologue, the great Madame Blavatsky, spiritualist and charlatan, tells us about how she became the most celebrated humbug in Europe, tries to explain to us how even when one knows one is playing a con game, sometimes one is closer to the truth than one realizes. Blavatsky, author of mystical texts, friend to William Butler Yeats and sometime flapdoodle, is in her fifties, was reputedly beautiful when thinner, but most of her life has been overweight. But everyone who meets her comments upon her enormous, hypnotic and beautiful eyes that pull you in and hold you there. She speaks with a Russian accent, is smart, charming, playful, earthy, cynical and has a very dry, dark sense of humor. We are not always certain when she is conning us and when she's telling the truth, and perhaps she's not, either, but the two are usually mixed together, and she is, somehow, in her own way, immensely compelling. A great role for a mature actress of intelligence, humor and charm. She also appears in Nigro's plays Anima Mundi and The Giant Rat Of Sumatra.

Published in the collection Curse of the Wolf Man and Other Plays

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CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

MADAME HELENA PERTOVNA BLAVATSKY - famous Spiritualist, author of mystical texts, friend to William Butler Yeats and sometime flapdoodle, in her fifties.
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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