Sorceress

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 5f

After the Civil War, John Pendragon returns to the family mansion in east Ohio and marries the camp follower who has spent the war with him. His new wife's happiness is threatened when Fay Robey and her daughter arrive to demand a share of the family's inheritance. Funny, moving, and tragic - a Gothic drama about family skeletons and ancient sins.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

After the Civil War, John Pendragon returns to the family mansion in east Ohio and marries the camp follower who has spent the war with him. His new wife's happiness is threatened when Fay Robey and her daughter arrive to demand a share of the family's inheritance. Mother and daughter also endanger John's illegitimate son and his insane wife while James Lake lurks threateningly in the background and John's batty half-sister lashes out at all of them. Funny, moving, and tragic, this Gothic drama about family skeletons and ancient sins is part of the author's series Pendragon Plays.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community 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: The Pendragon house outside Armitage, Ohio, just after the Civil War.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 5f
FAY MORGAN ROBEY - 35
HOLLY ROBEY - 17
JAMES LAKE - 44
JOHN PENDRAGON - 55
JENNY PENDRAGON - 23
GAVIN ROSE - 20
BEL RHYS ROSE - 18
MARGARET CORNISH - 64
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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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