Crossing the Bar

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 2f

Two women sit in a funeral parlor with the corpse of a recently deceased loved one, when the corpse sits up and asks for Betty. Who is this Betty, they wonder?

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Crossing the Bar

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Two women sit in a funeral parlor with the corpse of a recently deceased loved one, saying things like "Doesn't he look like himself," when the corpse sits up and asks for Betty. Who is this Betty, they wonder? God certainly works in mysterious ways. Published with God's Spies.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A funeral parlor. An open coffin. Flowers around. Folding chairs.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 2f
MARGARET - an old lady
GRETCHEN - her friend
CORPSE - a dead person
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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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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Crossing the Bar was first presented on WISU Radio in Terre Haute, Indiana, on January 28, 1979. It was directed by Geoff Hammill.

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