Dreams of a Sinister Castle

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 4f

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Dreams of a Sinister Castle

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the autumn of 1976, the tattered remains of what was once the McDuffy and Rose theatre company wanders into the ruins of their ancestral mansion, the great strange Pendragon house in east Ohio. Broke, dispirited and sniping at one another, they unexpectedly find an unlikely form of artistic and personal salvation in this lost place. Duncan, Duff and Ally Rose are the actor children of the great John Rose, now missing for some years, and his beloved wife Mary Margaret. Their cousins June and Lorry are the illegitimate offspring of a confused woman born of a brother and sister and a carnival huckster. What they find in this old house is a reconnection to each other, to their past, to Shakespeare's difficult profession, and to their future. This very funny play is part of Nigro's long series of Pendragon County plays, tracing the history of one Ohio family from 18th Century Wales to the Present.
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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: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


4m, 4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast




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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