The Gypsy Woman

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 3f

Isabella and her servant Pedrolino return to Naples after ten years and decide to impersonate gypsies with bizarre results in this outrageous farce based on a scenario first performed by the Gelosi troupe four hundred years ago in Italy and France. 

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The Gypsy Woman

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Commedia del Arte
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Isabella and her servant Pedrolino return to Naples after ten years and decide to impersonate gypsies with bizarre results in this outrageous farce based on a scenario first performed by the Gelosi troupe four hundred years ago in Italy and France. Franceschina plucks her chicken and wails for her dead husband, Pedrolino reads her fortune by feeling the bumps on her body, someone has eaten Arlecchino's dog, Oratio is stark, raving mad and is pouring pastafazoola all over the cow, Captain Spavento longs to rub bath oil on the beauteous Flaminia, Flavio and Isabella exchange the most wretched Petrarchian sonnets in history, Gratiano believes the cow is in love with him, Pantalone is strongly advised not to relieve himself in the soup, and Arlecchino discovers the secret of life and a very unfortunate recipe for cookies.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

7m, 3f
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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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First produced at the University of Iowa in 1978.

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