Pendragon

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 5f

John Rhys Pendragon is at Guernica during the Fascist bombing in 1937. His memories take him back to 1910 and conjure up Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, James J. Jeffries and Ernest Hemingway as the play pieces together his remarkable life.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this robust and compelling tale commissioned and produced by the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, John Rhys Pendragon is at Guernica during the Fascist bombing in 1937. His memories take him back to 1910 and conjure up Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, James J. Jeffries and Ernest Hemingway as the play pieces together his remarkable life, recalls his three lost loves and vividly portrays colorful characters he has interviewed. This unique American love story is part of the author's cycle the Pendragon Plays .
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Various locations in Boise, Idaho, in 1910. McPherson's tavern, Charley Wong's restaurant, Navarro's Basque Boarding Hotel, the training camp of James J. Jeffries, the Boise train station, a shack in the woods. Also, a tavern in Bilbao, Spain, in 1937; a hill outside Gernika shortly thereafter; Mark Twain's porch in Connecticut in 1910; Teddy Roosevelt's study in 1918; and the same Basque boarding house in 1937.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

6m, 5f
JOHN RHYS PENDRAGON
BANJO PICKER / STATIONMASTER / BOONE / MR. BENGOA
REVELATIONS RED / ANGUS MCPHERSON / MARK TWAIN
JOE NAVARRO
CHARLEY WONG
ERNEST HEMINGWAY / JAMES J. JEFFRIES / TEDDY ROOSEVELT
ALISON MCPHERSON
BUNNY WONG / BASQUE GIRL
ISABEL / DAUGHTER
AMA NAVARRO
ANNE PENDRAGON
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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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Commissioned by and first produced at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in 1986.

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