Thane of Cawdor

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 5f

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Thane of Cawdor

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this true tale from the bloody and wonderful tangle of Scottish history, Muriel is plagued by terrible nightmares of being a small child, having her nurse bite off the last joint of her little finger, and her mother branding her with a red hot key. Raised by the Campbells and expected to marry one of them so they can control the ancestral lands of Cawdor she is heiress to, Muriel step by step unravels the mystery of her nightmare and her family's dark past, through a labyrinth of terrifying revelations and stunning reversals in her understanding of what's really been going on. Based on the legends of Nigro's Rose ancestors. See also Stella Rose.
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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


5m, 5f
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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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