Jane Strangeways

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  2f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Jane Strangeways

by  Don Nigro

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  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

After her divorce, Jeanne moves into an old house and begins having disturbing dreams about going up to the attic and finding a trunk full of wooden puppets. When she does go up to the attic, she finds the trunk with the puppets, just as in her dream. She finds the name Jane Strangeways written in a notebook by her bed, in what looks like her own handwriting. She does some research, and learns that long ago there was such a woman who lived in the house. She begins having conversations with Jane Strangeways in her dreams, and learns her dark story of betrayal and murder. And gradually, horribly, she is sucked into Jane's life. 

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Betrayal, Death, Memory


Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: An old trunk, an old, cracked and darkened oval mirror, a few wooden chairs scattered about, facing in all different directions, surrounded by darkness.

  • Additional Features: No intermission



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Cast Attributes

  • All Female



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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