This rich and unusual collection of twelve plays by Don Nigro features two versions of a person who may or may not be Charlie Chaplin in Tramp On Tightrope With Monkeys and Charlie And The Siberian Monkey Goddess, Richard Nixon drinking on the eve of his resignation in Reichenbach Falls, the great Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya sharing her struggles with art and authority in the powerful monologue Maya, a Russian folktale about a goddess and a girl who learns to carve in stone in The Mistress, Becky Armitage in her old age surprising her fourth husband with a decidedly unwanted mule and two goats in Husbandry, a tale of three sisters late for a funeral, one of whom wakes up from a dream insisting that they are Witches, Ben and Tracy having a late night crisis at her father's cabin which is partly about the epic of Gilgamesh but really about something a lot closer to home in The Journey To The Cedar Forest, the tale of Proserpina's kidnapping and disappearance into the underworld retold as an eerie returning nightmare in Otherworld, a girl moves into a house and finds herself haunted by an earlier self in Jane Strangeways, Ab Casey and his wife tormented years later by his enduring love for a mad girl in Cannibals Eating A Clown, and a girl and her Alice in Wonderland relationship to a talking stuffed rabbit puppet in White Rabbit. Alternately surreal, comic and moving, sometimes all three at the same time, this treasure chest of short plays employs a variety of styles, moods and obsessions for a multitude of strange occasions.
Plays in this collection include:The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature
Tramp On Tightrope With Monkeys
Charlie And The Siberian Monkey Goddess
The Journey To The Cedar Forest
Cannibals Eating A Clown
KeywordsBetrayal, Death, Fairy Tales, Love, Marriage, Memory, Parenting/Family, Politics, Theatre/Entertainment Industry
- Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
$75 / performance of 3 plays
$100 / performance of 4 or more plays
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