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