The Sheep of Anzi

by  Don Nigro

Monologues, Comedy  /  1f

Published in the collection Curse of the Wolf Man and Other Plays

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The Sheep of Anzi

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this very funny monologue, Anna Palestrina, an Italian immigrant woman living in Ohio, explains to her grandson Ben what happened in her remote mountain village in Southern Italy when a government official obsessed with sheep offered to pay villagers to raise them in their very steep mountain terrain. Sad for the sheep, but a great and increasingly hilarious story. A wonderful showcase for a mature actress with a dry sense of humor. See also Nigro's plays Palestrina and Maddalena.

Published in the collection Curse of the Wolf Man and Other Plays

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Keywords

Memory, Politics

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A kitchen in the summer of 1962.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

1f
ANNA PALESTRINA - an Italian woman, age 74
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

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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