by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 2f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Daniel is a man of 62, living alone after the death of his wife. The furnace motor dies, and the new one makes a different sound. Soon he becomes convinced that he can hear voices when the furnace runs, but he can't quite make out what they're saying. Is it a communication from aliens? Is it ghosts? His obsession with the voices causes him to re-examine his unhappy relationship with his wife and the suspicious circumstances of her death. He thinks he finds clues to the truth in her Bible, in the story of Daniel's three friends in the fiery furnace. His wife has always found mystical messages in the scribbled margins of the old books she buys. Maybe she's trying to communicate with him from the dead, through the voices in the furnace. But what is she trying to tell him? Dark, chilling, eerie and hypnotic. A powerful monologue for a strong actor in his prime. Published in Machiavelli and Other Plays.
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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


1m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • 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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