Blood Red Roses

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 5f

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Blood Red Roses

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The story of the Pre-Raphaelite painters and writers is told in this dark, funny, and moving tale. Dante Gabriel Rossetti's love for his beautiful model Lizzy Siddal, the tragic love triangle of John Ruskin, Ruskin's wife Effie and the great painter John Everett Millais, Ruskin's later doomed love for the young Rose LaTouche and his subsequent madness, the lives of William Morris and his enigmatic wife Jane, and the poets Swinburne, and Christina Rossetti all intertwine.
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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: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: More than 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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