Lucy and the Mystery of the Vine Encrusted Mansion

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m, 1f

This eccentric comedy is like an Edward Gorey drawing come to life.

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Lucy and the Mystery of the Vine Encrusted Mansion

by  Don Nigro

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Lucy and the Mystery of the Vine Encrusted Mansion

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Lucy, sixteen and lost, is a fey occult investigatrix hungry for adventure. Amidst cooing doves, she tells of her alter ego, Imogen, who lives in a haunted house with her brother and his pet barnacle. He is plotting to murder the cousin who has inherited the mansion. The language is rich, strange and hypnotic as Lucy goes so deeply into her tales that she may not emerge sane while someone creeps through the moonlight with a rusty barnacle knife. This eccentric comedy is like an Edward Gorey drawing come to life. In Tales From The Red Rose Inn & Other Plays.
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Keywords

Love, Memory

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: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The rank, disturbing garden of the vine-encrusted mansion, and certain locations within the latter. A wooden bench amid a bit of perhaps imaginary greenery.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 1f
LUCY QUOIT - an occult investigatrix, alias Imogen
DICCON MUCKLESTANE - brother to Imogen and a barnacle fancier
DANIEL RATH - a somewhat disoriented hero
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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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