Something in the Basement

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

An unusual play, funny and terrifying, about women and men and things that go bump in the night.

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Something in the Basement

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young couple moves into an old house where they are troubled by the wife's reluctance to allow the husband to touch her and by her growing insistence that there is something making bizarre noises in the basement. Their fear turns into an obsessive struggle and a strange erotic triangle, the third member of which lurks in the darkness beneath them. An unusual play, funny and terrifying, about women and men and things that go bump in the night.

Published in Something In The Basement & Other Plays.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • 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: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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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First produced at the University of Iowa in 1979.

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