The Mulberry Tree Variations

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

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The Mulberry Tree Variations

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration


    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this long, gripping and very unusual one act, set in the first decade of the 20th century, Jack is a sailor, back in London from a South Sea voyage, haunted by the image of a girl he abandoned on an island. He's certain he's seen the girl in a primitive motion picture exhibit, getting off a boat, but can't imagine how it could be possible. There are empty spaces in his head, and he's come home with a model named Petra to a strange house by the river that seems eerily familiar to him. As he tries to make sense of his experience, a dark story unfolds involving a demented scientist with terrible things in bottles, murder, betrayed love, and madness.

Published in Rainy Night At Lindy's & 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: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


2m, 2f
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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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