Cannibals Eating a Clown

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Cannibals Eating a Clown

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In 1908, in a bedroom in Armitage, a small town in the hilly country of east Ohio, Samantha Casey has been waiting up all night for her husband Abner to come home. There is trouble in their marriage, the root of which is that Ab is still haunted by his early love for a troubled girl named Darah Pelly who was married off to someone else for money. His love for her has poisoned their marriage, and all her pent up frustration and anger bursts out at him as they finally try to deal with the issue they've never been able to talk about. The difficult question is, why do we need to have all of another person? Why can't we be satisfied with part of them?

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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License details

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



  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A bedroom in a house in Armitage, a small town in the hilly country of east Ohio, in the year 1908.
  • Additional Features: No intermission


1m, 1f
ABNER CASEY - 38, her husband
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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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