Punch and Judy

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  5m, 2f

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Punch and Judy

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In what is arguably Nigro's darkest, and certainly one of his weirdest and funniest plays, the old strange puppet show comes to life as a grotesque and sardonic tale of the brutal Mr Punch, his unfortunate wife Judy, the sad end of the squalling baby, the dark, Satanic crocodile, the pathetic and dim-witted clown Joey, and the hangman Jack Ketch. This play lives on the extreme edge where wild, dark, hysterical farce meets tragedy. It's one of the oddest things Nigro has ever written, and its dark, dark humor is matched by an unusual combination of horror and pathos. This is really one of a kind.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Puppetry
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

5m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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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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