November (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 6f

In the autumn of 1980, Aunt Liz is trapped in a nursing home in the hilly agricultural country of east Ohio while her niece Becky and Becky's revolting husband try to steal and destroy her farm. Her life is further complicated by a harried but sympathetic young nurse, her nomadic nephew, a bewildered friend, and her sisters.

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November (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the autumn of 1980, Aunt Liz is trapped in a nursing home in the hilly agricultural country of east Ohio while her niece Becky and Becky's revolting husband try to steal and destroy her farm. Her life is further complicated by a harried but sympathetic young nurse, her nomadic nephew, a bewildered friend, and her sisters, cranky Molly and Dorothy, a deaf mute piano player. Memories of her beautiful and long dead sister Jessie also intrude, as well as her outrageous fellow inmate, Mr. Kafka, who tries to teach her about muskrat traps and immortality. This funny and moving play was first produced with great success at Capital Rep in Albany; it has particularly rich roles for a mature cast. This play is part of the author's series Pendragon Plays.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A nursing home near Armitage, a small town in the hilly, rural part of east Ohio, in the autumn of 1980. The rest of the set is a fragmented collection of pieces of farmhouse that form the geography of her mind.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 6f
AUNT LIZ - 85
AUNT MOLL - 80, her sister
AUNT DOR - 84, their sister
BEN - 32, their grandnephew
BECKY - 53, their niece
ROOKS - 53, Becky's husband
MR. KAFKA - 77
MRS. PRIKOSOVITS - 78
NURSE JANE - 25
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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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November was first produced on March 15, 1986, by Capital Repertory Company in Albany, New York. It was directed by Gloria Muzio.

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