Pianos

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Willy and Myrtle Casey, both 98, can't find their eleven year old grand-nephew Jimmy, and Myrtle is afraid that he's become hopelessly lost in the enormous stack of old pianos that Willy has been collecting in his barn for the last sixty or seventy years. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Willy and Myrtle Casey, both 98, can't find their eleven year old grand-nephew Jimmy, and Myrtle is afraid that he's become hopelessly lost in the enormous stack of old pianos that Willy has been collecting in his barn for the last sixty or seventy years. The pianos are stacked up wildly everywhere, and Jimmy likes to climb on them like a monkey and play the ones at the top. Myrtle is especially annoyed about the pianos because the barn is so full that the cows keep coming into the house, and Willy can't even play the piano. But Willy believes that God has told him to collect all these old pianos, and is about to reveal to him somehow, through them, the secret of life.

Published in Darkpool & Other Plays.

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Keywords

Aging, Death, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 1f
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  • Not Applicable

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Authors

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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