The Death of Von Horvath

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

In this haunting play about fate, Von Horvath's flight takes him first takes him first to a room in Amsterdam where a beautiful gypsy reads his fortune and gives him a choice.

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The Death of Von Horvath

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In 1938 playwright Odon Von Horvath was killed when lightening struck a tree he had taken shelter under. No one else under the tree was hurt. In Paris to escape the Nazis, he was on his way to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In this haunting play about fate, Von Horvath's flight takes him first to a room in Amsterdam where a beautiful gypsy reads his fortune and gives him a choice.

Published in The Gypsy Woman & Other Plays.

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Keywords

Death, Love, Memory

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: 1930s
  • 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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Cast Attributes

  • 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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