Ringrose the Pirate

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 1f

This funny play about passion and creation plays nicely with The Daughters of Edward D. Boit.

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Ringrose the Pirate

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In 1916 writer Henry James, confined to his bed by a stroke, dictates to his prim young typist. Much of what he comes up with dances on the edge of gibberish, a bizarre and funny parody of his labyrinthine style. Suddenly, the great man begins pouring out an entirely inappropriate play: a rip roaring pirate yarn. Miss Bosquanet is shocked, and is even more horrified when Henry reveals his scandalous last request. This funny play about passion and creation plays nicely with The Daughters of Edward D. Boit.

Published in The Gypsy Woman & Other Plays.

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


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


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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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