Pentecost (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

A part of the collection Mata Hari and Other Plays.

Read more +

Pentecost (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

On a dark, rainy night, Egg Rooks, who lives at the dump, has tracked down Jack Pentecost, the handsome traveling revivalist preacher, who moves from town to town seducing and abandoning young women. Jack has made the mistake of seducing the love of Egg's life, a young waitress named Dorry, and Egg has come to confront him with the consequences of his actions. Pentecost himself is a dark, cynical, guilt-ridden soul, who uses his religious authority to take advantage of the innocent, and he is just about at the end of his rope when Egg shows up. Time and space curve back on themselves and we see Dorry, her seduction, and the terrible aftermath. A dark continuation of Nigro's long series of plays about the Gothic, mythological Pendragon County, Ohio. 
Read more +

Keywords

Betrayal, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: American Civil War Era
  • Setting: A rainy night in the year 1880. A deserted windmill deep in the east Ohio woods.

Casting

2m, 1f
EGG ROOKS - 29
DORRY SHAY
- 19
JACK PENTECOST - 33
See all +

Resources

More

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 ...

View full profile

Now Playing

Community Experiences