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The Actor's Nightmare

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 2m

The Actor's Nightmare
by Christopher Durang

George wanders on stage and is met by stage manager Meg, who says he is to fill in for an actor who has had an accident. George is confused as Ellen Terry, Sarah Siddons and Henry Irving arrive, all apparently about to perform. But what in? Private L…

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    3f, 2m
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George wanders on stage and is met by stage manager Meg, who says he is to fill in for an actor who has had an accident. George is confused as Ellen Terry, Sarah Siddons and Henry Irving arrive, all apparently about to perform. But what in? Private Lives? Hamlet? Or something by Beckett? As each starts playing his or her respective part George tries valiantly to follow them, but is apparently facing the Executioner as Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons. Forms a double bill with Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You.
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M2 (20s, 30s) F3 (20s, 30s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting An empty stage

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Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang's plays include The Idiots Karamazov (coauthored with Albert Innaurato), A History of the American Film (Tony nom.), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy (off and on Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Be ...
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