by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 1f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Shiela is just looking for a nice guy, and seems to have found one in Cline, who brings her home to his very nice mansion in the dark woods one night after dinner. There is a little problem, however, and it has to do with how Cline makes a living. Let's just say there are maggots involved. This very funny and very dark one act builds to a horrifying climax.

Published in The Foul Fiend Robert Artisson & Other Plays.

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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



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


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


1m, 1f
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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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Wormwood was first produced at Shadowbox Cabaret In Columbus, Ohio in 2001.

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