Lust and Shame in the Gingerbread House

by  Don Nigro

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 2f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is being made available now in manuscript form prior to its publication.

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Lust and Shame in the Gingerbread House

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this darkly funny retelling of the tale of Hansel and Gretel, a beautiful witch keeps Hans and Greta in the Gingerbread House deep in the woods. Hans fixes cuckoo clocks and tries to kiss Greta, who seems to encourage him but screams whenever he touches her. Greta seems to remember a previous existence with their one-eyed, chicken smelling parents, but the Witch wants to stuff Hans in the oven.

Published in Eleanora Duse Dies In Pittsburgh & Other Plays.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Love

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: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

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

Casting

1m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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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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