Palestrina

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f

Another powerful episode in Nigro's Pendragon plays.

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Palestrina

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Becky Reedy sits on the porch step of the Palestrina house in Armitage, Ohio, in the autumn of 1946, having just been sick from too much wine and lasagna. She is not making a very good first impression on her boyfriend's Italian mother, a tough woman who supported her family through the Depression by making bathtub gin. Two very different women, one who has devoted her life to her children and one who is lonely, defiant and doesn't like her children much especially after her first husband hung himself in the barn, struggle to communicate in this powerful episode in Nigro's Pendragon plays.

Published in Palestrina & 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: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

2f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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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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