Exposition

by  Don Nigro

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m

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Exposition

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Two respectable Victorian gentlemen, Leaf and Haggard, appear to make their living providing the exposition in the first scenes of creaky old plays, but they've been doing this for so long that they seem to have forgotten which play they're in. Then tragedy strikes: it is possible that in the future, exposition will be done away with altogether, and all plays will start in the middle of the action. Horrified, they try to cope with this threat to their very existence in this very funny play.

Published in Don Giovanni & Other Plays.

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Keywords

Aging

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

2m
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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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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