The Journey to the Cedar Forest

by  Don Nigro

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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The Journey to the Cedar Forest

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Ben and Tracy, a young couple we have come across in a number of Nigro's plays, appear here on a visit to her father's cabin in the woods, where Tracy is again having trouble sleeping, and Ben's job is to figure out what's bothering her. She's had a dream that she found a dead man in the woods who told her to take off her clothes and covered her with flour on the kitchen table. But that's only part of what's bothering her. She thinks Ben's gotten a letter he isn't telling her about, gone to look for it in his copy of The Epic Of Gilgamish, and found there a troubling story about two people who go to the cedar forest to cut it down. The letter, the trees and the dead man in the woods are all connected, as we learn, when we hear her ask him one disturbing question which shows us what's really on her mind. Another in a series of plays about these characters which includes Seascape With Sharks And Dancer, Things That Go Bump In The Night, Mutability Cantos, and Witch Hollow.

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: An attic bedroom in a cabin in the woods by a lake. 1970s.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

1m, 1f
BEN - late twenties
TRACY - early twenties
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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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