Jules Verne Eats a Rhinoceros

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 4f

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Jules Verne Eats a Rhinoceros

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 4f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In what might be Nigro's wildest, funniest and most ambitious dramatic epic yet, Nelly Bly fights her way onto Mr Pulitzer's New York Journal and into American legend as the greatest female reporter in history. This ambitious surreal adventure takes us through an American wonderland peopled by Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Teddy Roosevelt, Damon Runyon, Emma Goldman, Ring Lardner, John Rhys Pendragon, Captain Nemo, a Barbary Ape and Jules Verne, among others. Nelly's adventure is America's adventure in the late 19th and early 20th century, and her coming of age is America's, as her boundless optimism and enthusiasm comes face to face with the nightmare of the twentieth century. A vigorously wild, joyful moving theatrical adventure which clarifies once and for all the difference between eating a cabbage and eating a rhinoceros.
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


6m, 4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)




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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