Nigro, Don (American playwright, 19__-____), “Border Minstrelsy,”
a __-minute bare-stage comedic historical monologue in English, set in _____, 1800,
© 1992 by Don Nigro;
• in Don Nigro’s Winchelsea Dround and Other Plays: Nine Monologue Plays (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1992), ISBN 0-573-62598-0, containing “Autumn Leaves,” “Border Minstrelsy,” “Golgotha,” “The King of the Cats,” “Madeline Nude in the Rain Perhaps,” “Mink Ties,” “Picasso,” “Sudden Acceleration,” “Winchelsea Dround”;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 45th Street New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Dept. W, Hollywood, California 90046-2785, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570; fax 323-876-6822; Samuel French, Inc. 11963 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California 91604, U.S.A., telephone 818-762-0535; Samuel French (Canada) Ltd. 100 Lombard Street, Dept. W, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1M3, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416 363-1108; 52 Fitzroy Street-Dept. W, London W1P 6JR, England, telephone (44207) 387-9373, fax (44207) 387-2161, http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/sf/Pages/acted/sfactingeds.html, SF 4220.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp. §
_____ (m), eccentric antiquarian.
“Antiquarian rails against his enemies, real and imagined.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 274.
“A crabby, touchy, razor-tongued, opinionated and eccentric antiquarian with an explosive temper and an extremely colorful vocabulary rants and fumes against his enemies, his friends, his rivals, Sir Walter Scott, ungrateful boogers, meat eaters, bean-headed literary scum, constipation and the French itching disease . . . .”—1997 Basic Catalog of Plays and Musicals (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1996), p. 230.
• “Historical monologue set in the year 1800.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 274.
• “. . . [This] very funny play about the relationship of chaos and truth and the dangers and beauties of life on the border between truth and madness. It is a fine showcase for a character actor.”—French, p. 230.
• Nigro has written over 200 plays.
• Samuel French, Inc., has published twelve volumes of Don Nigro’s plays.
• “His plays have been produced at the McCarter Theatre, the WPA Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Berkeley Stage Company, Manhattan Class Company and in many other theatres all over the United States and in Canada, England and Hungary. Nigro has twice been James Thurber Writer in Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and twice been a finalist for the National Repertory Foundation’s National Play Award. His work has been commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, optioned by the American Place Theatre in New York, and published by Theatre Communications Group in their Plays in Process series.”—Cincinnati Biographies, http://www.theatretoursinternational.com/Biographies/CNBiogs.html, accessed February 13, 2003.
• “Don Nigro lives and writes near his birthplace in the rolling hill country southeast of Canton, Ohio. He received a B.A. degree in English from the Ohio State University and an M.F.A. in dramatic arts from Iowa University. His plays are published by Samuel French, Inc.”—Don Nigro Homepage, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee/, e-mail email@example.com, accessed February 7, 2003.
1800, antiquarian, carnivore, clap, constipation, eccentricity, enemy, friendship, ingratitude, literary pretension, rivalry, Scott, (Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet, 1771-1832).