The Rooky Wood

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

A quiet white knuckle experience that creeps up on you like a murderer.

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The Rooky Wood

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this chilling mystery, Moira is taking a walk in the park at the intermission of a Shakespeare play and is suddenly filled with the absolute certainty that there is a dead girl in the woods, and Inspector Ruffing can't decide if she's insane or if there's something to this. Is the strange man she met at the play the killer? Or is something darker and more ambiguous going on? A quiet white knuckle experience that creeps up on you like a murderer.

Published in Rat Wives & Other Plays.

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Betrayal, Memory


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • 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: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


2m, 1f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast




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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