by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  7m, 5f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is being made available now in manuscript form prior to its publication.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 5f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This wild, dark farce may be the hallucination of the dying Edgar Allan Poe, delirious in his last moments in Baltimore, having almost succeeded now in drinking himself to death. A fast paced and surreal melange of incidents from his life and work, real people like his childlike wife Virginia, Longfellow, the actors Junius Brutus Booth and Edwin Forrest, and the murder victim Mary Rogers mix with the Red Death, the Raven, Hop Frog, and an Ourang-Outang to create a unique theatrical adventure that is at once horrifying and funny. Unusual, powerful, unspeakably strange and nonstop, and ultimately moving, a melancholy and eerie love story.
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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


7m, 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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