by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1f

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  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this nervous, fast moving monologue set in the autumn of 1954, Meredith, a troubled young woman, tries to understand why she can't stop doing things she doesn't want to do and saying things she doesn't want to say. She feels as if somebody else is inside her making her behave in ways that often shock and horrify her. In the course of her tortured monologue we gradually come to understand the nature of her prison. This character is also featured in other Nigro plays including Andromeda Chained To Her Rock, Frankenstein and Lemurian Fragments.

Published in Murder In the Red Barn & Other Plays.

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Betrayal, Death, Love


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • 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: 1950s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


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Cast Attributes

  • All Female



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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