Fisher King

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 4f

Arthurian legends are reborn in the Civil War era in this addition to the author's Pendragon cycle of plays. In the autumn of 1864, Major Pendragon and some of his men wander in a dark forest, unable to find their way back to the Union Army.

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Fisher King

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Arthurian legends are reborn in the Civil War era in this addition to the author's Pendragon cycle of plays. In the autumn of 1864, Major Pendragon and some of his men wander in a dark forest, unable to find their way back to the Union Army. They encounter a young man who wants to become a soldier, a tattered revival tent where a demented preacher speaks gibberish while his daughter operates a pump organ, and an old man fishing near a haunted mansion who leads them to the Holy Grail. This eerie play offers new insights into characters also seen in Armitage, Green Man, and Sorceress. This play earned the author a Playwriting Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Autumn, 1864. Deep woods somewhere in the place where southern Pennsylvania, western Maryland, eastern West Virginia, and northern Virginia come together.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

8m, 4f
MAJOR JOHN PENDRAGON - 54, a Union officer
JENNY SCOTT - 22, the Major's mistress
GAVIN ROSE - 18, a Union soldier
DOC MCGORT - 57, a Union Anny doctor
BUD CASEY - 27, a Union soldier
RUDD RHYS - 18, a Union soldier
MERLIN RHYS - 65, Rudd's father
BEL RHYS - 17, Rudd's sister
PERCE WELSH - 17, a country boy
MRS. WELSH - 34, Perce's mother
OZ MCALLEN - 74?, an old man
LIL MCALLEN - 20?, McAllen's beautiful daughter
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Cast Attributes

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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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