by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 3f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this mysterious and eerie long one act, Sarah, a woman searching for her missing daughter Corry, comes upon an older woman, Cate, who appears to be confused at first, but claims to have seen the girl carried off in a black car as she walked by the road between the woods and the lake. As Sarah continues to try and find the truth, we see Corry, in a dark old house, where a man, Hade, may or may not be keeping her against her will. But Cate seems to remember things that happened to Sarah, and perhaps things that happened to Corry. Could they somehow be the same person? Or could they all have been in some way involved with Hade? Cate says the person who took her was the Devil. A strange and haunting revisitation of the myth of Persephone and Ceres.

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

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



  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Fragments of an old house. Interpenetrating with this, the shore of a lake, woods. Perhaps 1930's
  • Additional Features: No intermission


1m, 3f
SARAH - a woman of 40
CATE - a woman of 60
CORRY - a woman of 20
HADE - a man of 50
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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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