The Chaplin Plays and Others

by  Don Nigro

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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.  

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The Chaplin Plays and Others

by  Don Nigro

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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
Reichenbach Falls
Maya
The Mistress
Husbandry
Witches
The Journey To The Cedar Forest 
Otherworld
Jane Strangeways
Cannibals Eating A  Clown
White Rabbit
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
    $75 / performance of 3 plays
    $100 / performance of 4 or more plays


    License Requests for single titles should be submitted on individual title pages.
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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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