Marilyn Gets Ice Cream

by  Don Nigro

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2m

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Marilyn Gets Ice Cream

by  Don Nigro

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  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A Tastee-Freez in Phoenix, Arizona, on a March evening in 1956, Jake is cleaning up and talking with his last customer, Knees, a janitor at a local elementary school. Marilyn Monroe is in town to shoot rodeo scenes for her film Bus Stop, and perhaps has come to get ice cream with Jackie Gleason. And Knees, a frustrated and unhappy man, connects this in his mind with the pretty second grade teacher he is hopelessly in love with. A very dark ten minute play.

Published in Rainy Night At Lindy's & Other Plays.

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Betrayal, Love, Memory


Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


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Cast Attributes

  • All Male



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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