The Wind Among the Reeds

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

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The Wind Among the Reeds

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    40 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Cletis and Molly, a couple in their sixties, are having some serious marital difficulties in this very funny play. Cletis has eaten dog food, thinking it was Molly's meat loaf. Their son Billy is obsessed with Eskimo women and wiener dogs. Molly longs for more culture in her life. And Cletis recalls a person who had a great influence on his life, a man who farted the 1812 Overture in vaudeville. See also Uncle Clete's Toad, November, and other plays in Nigro's continuing saga of the strange inhabitants of Pendragon County, Ohio.

Published in Rasputin & Other Plays.

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Aging, Love, Marriage


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: 1960s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


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  • Parts for Senior Actors




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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