Landru

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

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

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    Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The famous French serial killer, Landru, is confronted by the sister of one of his victims, who has entered his curiosity shop and noticed that he has elbows in his oven. Will she exact her revenge, or merely become another victim? The spirit of Edward Gorey meets old French sensational tabloids in this surreal dark comedy.

A part of the collection Traven and Other Plays

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Paris in 1919. A second hand furniture shop.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

1m, 1f
LANDRU - a sinister looking French genetleman with a moustache, 50
ODETTE - a respectable young woman, 33
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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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