Terre Haute (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  5m, 9f

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Terre Haute (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 9f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this big, unique, robust ensemble piece, Milly wanders into an old house in Terre Haute in a rainstorm and stumbles into the nightmares of Mrs Sarcey, formerly the Madam of one of Terre Haute's best whore houses. Each night the ghosts of a variety of former inhabitants of the house gather to help re-live each other's nightmares, in the hope of somehow getting them to come out differently so they can be released from the strange purgatory they're in. Milly herself gets pulled into these layered dramatic nightmares until she's not entirely sure just who she is. The stories intertwine to move each to its own tragic conclusion in a powerful and funny exploration of time, desire and betrayal. A wonderfully challenging and highly theatrical tour de force for an adventurous ensemble of actors.
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Betrayal, Death, Love, Memory


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: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 1980s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


5m, 9f
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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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First produced at indiana State University in Terre Haute in 1982.

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