Lust and Shame in the Gingerbread House

by  Don Nigro

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

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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


    10 minutes
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  • 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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Betrayal, Love


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


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


1m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast



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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