Nina in the Morning
Other Plays by Christopher Durang
- Altar Boy Talks To God-An-2m
- Aunt Dan Meets The Madwoman Of Chaillot-1m1f
- Canker Sores And Other Distractions-1m2f
- Cardinal O Connor-1m
- DMV Tyrant-1m1f
- Doctor Will See You Now-The-2m2f
- Entertaining Mr Helms-2m2f
- For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls-2m2f
- Funeral Parlor-1m1f
- Gym Teacher-1m
- Hardy Boys And The Mystery Of Where Babies Come From-The-3m1f
- Mrs Sorken-2m2f
- Nina In The Morning-3m1f
- Not My Fault-2m2f
- One Minute Play-1m1f
- Phyllis And Xenobia-2f
- Under Duress-2m1f
- Wandas Visit-2m2f
- Woman Stand Up-1f
- Women In A Playground-2f
Durang, Christopher (American playwright, 19__-____), “Nina in the Morning,”
a __-minute comic sketch in English, set in a beautiful room in a rather elaborate household—a chateau, a small castle, _____,
(+ extras, flexible casting)
• in Christopher Durang’s Christopher Durang: 27 Short Plays, 1st edition, introduction by Howard Stein, numerous notes by the author throughout (Lyme, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Smith and Kraus, 1995), 419 pp., ISBN 1575250233, LCCN 95038058;
• also, in Christopher Durang’s Durang/Durang (New York : Dramatists Play Service, 1996), 139 pp., ISBN 0822214601, LCCN 96163622;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com, ISBN 978-0-8222-1460-1, DPS 6081, acting edition.
• Cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail email@example.com, March 20, 1997;
• also, cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol. 2, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1999), ISBN 0810836009, 475 pp.
Narrator/Lance/Con Edison Man (m), __, _____; James/Robert/La-La (m), __, _____; Foote (m), __, the family manservant, dignified, in a tuxedo; Monk (m), __, _____; Nina (f), definitely over 40, dressed beautifully; Maid (f), __, silent.
". . . [A] style piece ala Edward Gorey. A tuxedoed narrator presents Nina, a preposterously narcissistic wealthy woman, attended by her butler, a silent maid, and her 3 children. The interwoven time-frame juxtaposes scenes from Nina’s past misbehaviors with the present morning when she can't seem to get the butler to bring her a cruller.
• Unit set.
• Full text online at http://www.conjunctions.com/archives/c25-cd.htm, accessed May 13, 2008.
• “‘If you need a break from serious drama, the place to go is Christopher Durang’s silly, funny, over-the-top sketches, Durang. Durang.’—TheaterWeek. . . .
• “‘With the help of Mr. Durang, the fine art of parody has returned to theater in a production you can sink teeth and mind into, while also laughing like an idiot. Parody of this comic verve is as much fun as the sort of marvelous party Noel Coward once sang about. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.’—New York Times.”
• Research could include Chrisropher Durang’s Collected Works, twenty-seven short plays, Contemporary Playwrights Series, 1067-9510 (Lyme, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Smith and Kraus, 1995), ISBN 1575250233, ISBN 188039989X.
anesthesia, cruller, death, dentistry, dominance, facelift, lunch, Malle (Louis Malle, French film maker), mistress-servant relationship, mother-son relationship, narcissism, narrator, promiscuity, retardation, Saint-Exupéry, seduction, wealth.