Ravished

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Shakespeare)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this powerful and disturbing modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece, Tarquin and Coll, Lucrece's lover, are employees of a private company that is under contract with the government in a murky foreign war. Tarquin shows up on Lucrece's doorstep and says he's promised his friend Coll to come and see her when he returns home. What does or does not happen when Lucrece and Tarquin meet is a matter of some dispute between them, and trying to get to the bottom of it threatens to drive the already shell shocked Coll nearly out of his mind. A dark play about the nature of truth between men and women. In Emotion Memory & Other Plays.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Memory, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 1f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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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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