Nigro, Don (American playwright, 19__-____), “Capone,”
a __-minute bare-stage dramatic monologue in English, set in _____, ____,
© 19__ by Don Nigro;
• in Don Nigro’s Tales from the Red Rose Inn and Other Plays (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 19__), SF 4949;
• script/rights available in typescript from Don Nigro, according to a longtime friend of Nigro, Dr. James McGhee, Associate Professor, English & Humanities, director of theatre, Room A-104, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania 17405-7199, U.S.A., telephone 717-846-7788x1401, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee.
_____ (m), _____.
“Al Capone, his brain ravaged by syphilis, wanders in his retirement home in Florida, talking to himself, revisiting conversations he had years ago, trying to make sense of his life. The girls, the murders, glories and horrors of his mobster past mix with memories of his childhood and his time in prison, his hatred and his growing dementia. Here is a rich, funny, horrifying and moving outsider's view of American in the first half of the twentieth century.”—Samuel French.
• 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. § Themes biography, Capone (Al Capone, Italian-born American gangster, racketeer, 1899-1947), childhood, dementia, murder, prison, reminiscence, retirement, syphilis.