by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the autumn of 1954, Meredith Cherry, 18, a nice girl in a small east Ohio town, becomes convinced that the Creature From The Black Lagoon, a character in a horror movie she has seen at the Drive In while losing her virginity to her boyfriend, is coming into her house at night and creeping into her bedroom. Realizing that she's become pregnant, she tries to decide what to do. How can she tell her father? Should she run off with the Creature? Did the Creature push her boyfriend in front of a speeding train? Could she be happy living with the Creature at the bottom of the Lagoon? Meredith also appears in Frankenstein, Lemurian Fragments, and Andromeda Chained Naked To Her Rock.

Published in Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening and Other Plays.

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


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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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