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Anima Mundi

Anima Mundi

by: Don Nigro

by: Don Nigro

Overview

A young American poet arrives in London at the turn of the century, falls in love with a troubled dancer and has his fortune told by Madame Blavatsky. Each tarot card triggers a vivid scene from his turbulent future. Yeats in the tower, the Satanist Alister Crowley, and cranky Ezra Pound in the mad house are there; as well as Oscar Wilde among some French ladies of easy virtue, a shell shocked Everett in no man's land, the bitter ballplayer Rex, and the manic Captain Blood. At a wild seance, Wilde's ghost is summoned to discuss God and chocolate eclairs. This poetic play traces the young American's search for his elusive love, God, and the meaning of art in a stunning tapestry of memories and nightmares. This play is part of the author's series Pendragon Plays.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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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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