The Woodman and the Goblins

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 3f

A lonely woodcutter finds three eggs in the middle of the dark forest, brings them home, and they hatch into three beautiful young girls who first enchant, then torment, and finally destroy him.

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The Woodman and the Goblins

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A lonely woodcutter finds three eggs in the middle of the dark forest, brings them home, and they hatch into three beautiful young girls who first enchant, then torment, and finally destroy him. This scary, funny, and haunting play is based on an old European folktale that was a favorite of Charles Dickens. In Green Man & Other Plays.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 3f
WOODMAN
NAN
TESS
LEA
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

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 Iowa Braille & Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa, in 1980.

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