Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

by: Don Nigro

by: Don Nigro

Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

by: Don Nigro

by: Don Nigro

Overview

In this provocative and very funny two character play, a person who is firmly convinced they are Charlie Chaplin is confronted by a person who may be a psychiatrist or may be the Siberian Monkey Goddess, beautiful and terrible in her wrath, who is determined to convince him he's not Charlie Chaplin, but just a very disturbed individual who has taken on the identity of Charlie to escape from her own unhappiness, and that perhaps Charlie is not even a man. The play becomes an increasingly desperate struggle over the nature of identity that neither party can afford to lose. A powerful exploration of the nature of reality, dream, art and identity, with elements of dark Chaplinesque farce mixed in. A great showcase for two strong actresses. 

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others and a part of the grouping The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature

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Details

  • Cast Attributes: All Female
  • Target Audience: Adult

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, sp ...

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