Lamp Post

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 1f

A part of the collection Mata Hari and Other Plays.

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    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Near a college campus in the late 1970s Ben, a graduate student, is awakened in the middle of the night by a stranger pounding on his door, a confused and troubled young woman who mistakenly believes that his apartment is the Crisis Center. He makes the mistake of letting her in, and then, against his will, is forced to listen to her increasingly frenzied story about how she can make street lamps go out and kill peacocks with her mind. She thinks somebody's following her, and that that J. Edgar Hoover is putting chemicals in the water and listening in on her conversations. In the course of their funny and increasingly alarming encounter, Ben discovers that he might be the Crisis Center after all. A good showcase for two young actors.
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Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £62 per performance
    £29 per play individually
    Plus VAT when applicable



  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Setting: An upstairs apartment in a Midwestern college town in the late 1970s.


1m, 1f

BEN - late twenties
BRITTANY - twenties

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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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