by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  5m, 3f

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by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this wild epic about the evil coke and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, we follow the great man's struggles with his nemesis and one time partner Andrew Carnegie, his demonic poker games with J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and the extremely dead Commodore Vanderbilt, his genuine grief over the death of his beloved little girl, the assassination attempt of the anarchists Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, Frick's complicity in the deaths of many people in the Johnstown flood, and a barbershop quartet in Hell. A dark carnival tour of the nightmare of capitalist America.
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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast


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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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