by  Don Nigro

Monologues, Drama  /  1m

In Nigro's ongoing series of Pendragon County plays.

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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

Duff Rose, an actor, speaks to us from a bar in New York in the year 1975. He is recalling his childhood, traveling with his father's theatre company, playing in and around London during the Blitz in World War II. He is older, jaded, drinks too much, and is increasingly discouraged by the sinking fortunes of the theatre in general and their company in particular, but in his memory of nearly empty theatres, dark air raid shelters and rehearsals among the ruins he finds something to keep him going. In Nigro's ongoing series of Pendragon County plays, see also Laestrygonians, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Dreams Of A Sinister Castle.

Published in Darkpool & Other Plays.

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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: 1980s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)




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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