The Reeves Tale

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 2f

A modern retelling of a spirited and lusty chapter in The Canterbury Tales , this addition to the author's cycle of Pendragon plays is set in 1972.

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The Reeves Tale

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A modern retelling of a spirited and lusty chapter in The Canterbury Tales , this addition to the author's cycle of Pendragon plays is set in 1972. The disreputable Reeves family has rented the decaying Pendragon mansion in east Ohio. Strange happenings begin to plague the family's crude and brutal patriarch and his angry wife, luscious daughter and demented grandfather-in-law as well as their two boarders, both lustful college drop-outs. Eerie colors appear in the yard at night, trees seem to move around, animals disappear and there is something at the bottom of the well. This funny and frightening work was first produced in New York by the Red Moon Ensemble.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The old Pendragon house just outside the Armitage, Ohio, in the year 1972.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

4m, 2f
SIM REEVES - 38
ABBY - his wife, 32
MOLKIN - their daughter, 16
PAP - Abby's grandfather, 80
JOHN - 27
ALEN - 27
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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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Produced in New York by the Red Moon Ensemble in 1987, directed by L. R. Hults.

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