Draw A Face, Win A Pig

by  Don Nigro

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Mary Casey, a very determined young woman, has appeared in the office of Jacob Armitage, the town lawyer, with what to her is a very serious matter. She has won a pig at the county fair by drawing a face of George Washington, but now her parents have killed the pig and fed it to a piano tuner from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and she wants to sue them.

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Draw A Face, Win A Pig

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Mary Casey, a very determined young woman, has appeared in the office of Jacob Armitage, the town lawyer, with what to her is a very serious matter. She has won a pig at the county fair by drawing a face of George Washington, but now her parents have killed the pig and fed it to a piano tuner from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and she wants to sue them. Jacob is an honest gentleman who tries to gently convince her not to pursue the matter, but Mary won't take no for an answer. She admits that she has no money, but has decided she will pay his fee by allowing him to take her virginity, and Jacob finds, to his extreme discomfort, that he is tempted. This funny and gentle little play is another chapter in the history of the Armitage family of Pendragon County, Ohio, in other plays of which Jacob's grandfather James (in Tales From The Red Rose Inn), his son Matthew (in Tristan and Chronicles) and his grandson Davey (Anima Mundi, French Gold) are featured. Published in Darkpool & Other Plays.
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Accolades

  • Finalist! 2012 Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville

Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • 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: 19th Century
  • 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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