by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

A part of the collection Traven and Other Plays

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Marisela is obsessed with locating the mysterious writer B. Traven, whose true identity has puzzled generations of admirers. She finds herself lost deep in the Mexican jungle, and there stumbles upon an enigmatic individual who may or may not be Traven, and what could be a treasure trove of invaluable, moldy manuscripts. Her attempts to discover who he really is, and his counter-attempts to undermine and ultimately destroy her sense of identity and reality, make for a gripping and deeply unsettling confrontation. By turns funny, frightening, erotic and disturbing, this unusual play leads you deep into a seductive and dangerous labyrinth of masks and illusions. 

A part of the collection Traven and Other Plays

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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A hut in the jungle some time in the middle of the Twentieth century.
  • Additional Features: No intermission


1m, 1f
TRAVEN - a man in late middle age
MARISELA - a woman in her twoenties
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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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