by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

In this unsettling monologue for an older man, the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, at the end of his life, has been confined to a remote island off the coast of Maine, presumably insane. But Olmsted believes his exile is a conspiracy designed to prevent him from informing the world that the gates of Central Park are in reality portals to another world, a labyrinth that exists in another dimension underneath the park. Nearly all the men involved with the creation of the park have met with mysterious deaths. Olmsted is desperate to warn the world before it's too late.

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

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Aging, Betrayal, Death, Love, Memory


Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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



  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


1m, 1f
OLMSTEAD - the great landscape artist, at the end of his life
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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors



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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