Mermaid

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the year 1940, Inspector John Ruffing, now an old man, is enlisted to patrol the shore near Rye at night, to watch for a German invasion, but all he can think about is his much beloved young wife, who disappeared mysteriously in the ocean many years ago. As he walks along the shore at night he hears voices, and it seems as if somebody is calling to him from the ocean. Eerie and compelling, part of the long cycle of Inspector Ruffing plays which includes Mephisto, Demonology, Creatures Lurking In The Churchyard, The Rooky Wood, Widdershins, Phantoms, and Ravenscroft.

Published in Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening and Other Plays.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m
INSPECTOR JOHN RUFFING - an old man
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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

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 ...

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