by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 2f

A part of the collection Traven and Other Plays

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by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Herbert, an American living in Munich, has invited Monika to his room to play tennis, mostly because he likes to see her in her little tennis outfit, but serious problems arise when it becomes clear that he has left his balls in Stuttgart and his racket in Schenectady. And his sexually frustrated landlady, Frau Lowenstein, is banging on the door. Can Monika be persuaded to hide under the bed? Will Herbert show her his glockenspiel? Will Herbert's ventriloquism lead to an exciting career on the carnival circuit? And will he ever find his balls? In this surreal parody of the odd people we come across in German textbooks, we learn the truth about the wind in Bavaria.    

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



  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Herbert's room in an old rooming house on Leonrodstrasse in Munich.
  • Additional Features: No intermission


1m, 2f
HERBERT - an American student
MONIKA - a German girl
FRAU LOWENSTEIN - Herbert's landlady
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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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