Midsummer (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 4f

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Midsummer (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Shakespeare)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A wood outside Athens. Four beautiful fairy girls, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed, lounge in the haunted woods with Puck, who's been behaving rather badly lately, and try to work out the basic mysteries of their existence. Peaseblossom is pensive, Cobweb full of questions, Moth thinks her elbows are pretty, and Mustardseed is not impressed. Puck tells them he once saw the Great God Pan, who has died but still haunts the woods. You know he's there when you're alone in the woods and a sudden wave of panic overwhelms you, and the trees move when there's no wind. This leads them to some troubling concerns about what happens to fairies when nobody believes in them any more, and who exactly this Shakespeare fellow is who has apparently written scenes for them which may be discarded. A haunted little epilogue to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Published in Grim Lake & Other Plays.

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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: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 4f
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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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First produced on 5 July 2011 at Lost Nation Theatre in Montpelier, Vermont. Directed by Kate Kenney.

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