Rat Wives

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Comedy  /  4f

A wonderful showcase for four strong, smart actresses.

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  • Duration


    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this very funny longer one act, four legendary actresses: Mrs Patrick Campbell, Florence Farr, Janet Achurch and Elizabeth Robins, wait backstage on a blustery night in the year 1896 to perform in a famous production of Ibsen's Little Eyolf. They are having some serious personal problems, they're drinking before the show, there is treachery afoot, and everybody raise their hands who's slept with George Bernard Shaw. A wonderful showcase for four strong, smart actresses.

Published in Rat Wives & Other Plays.

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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: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • 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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Rat Wives was first presented Octboer 4, 2005 in the Perko Playpen Theatre at York University in York, Pennsylvania.

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