We had our annual Playwrights Retreat where we read ...NELL DASH... It was the highlight of the weekend. ... there is a great deal of comedy coming from every corner of the dingy world it so effectively creates."

– Kim T. Sharp | [Former] Associate Artistic Director, Abingdon Theatre Company

"Did I mention how much I enjoyed Doug DeVita's Nell Dash? Great fun script... The whole cast was spectacular, direction was solid and I am so glad I got to see it!"
– Melissa Skirboll | Director

"The best showcase production I've seen in years! Doug is a playwright to be reckoned with."
– Bara Swain | Creative Consultant , Urban Stages


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COMEDY / SATIRE / FARCE

RUNNING TIME: 2hrs, with intermission

CAST: 4W, 4M, W/DOUBLING, TRIPLING, QUADRUPLING... 

INCLUSIVE CASTING POSSIBLE
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS / CAN BE PERFORMED ON A UNIT SET
PERIOD COSTUMES

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from production at the Hudson Guild Theatre, directed by Dennis Corsi. © 2017 Dennis Corsi / Doug DeVita  |  Show logo by Desiree Nasim
 

Nell Dash | Jessica Vera
Lady Fanny Dashwood | Erika Amato
Muzzle, et al | Rob Maitner

Polly Peachum, et al | Sean Barry Parsons
Celia Peachum, et al | Carole Monferdini

The Artful Dodger, et al | Eric Percival

Nance, et al | Billie Aken-Tyers

Fagin, et al  | Doug Rossi

Costumes designed by Tony Johnson

NELL DASH © 2015 Doug DeVita ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THERE CAN BE NO PRODUCTION OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO READINGS, WITHOUT SPECIFIC WRITTEN PERMISSION. Caution: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that NELL DASH, The Gruesomely Merry Adventures of An Irrepressibly Sensible Capitalist With A Vengeance is subject to royalty. It is fully protected under the copyright  laws of the United States of America. All rights, including but not limited to professional, amateur, film, radio, and all other media (including use on the worldwide web) and the rights of translation into foreign languages are strictly reserved; and any unauthorized use of the material may subject the user to any and all applicable civil and criminal penalties.


 

In an alternate London of 1820, Elinor and Marianne Wood (the illegitimate daughters of Sir Henry Dashwood and his cook), have become Nell Dash and Nance. Their vile half-sister-in-law Lady Fanny Dashwood stops at nothing to keep them from getting a single penny of the annuity they have inherited, whilst at the same time trying to attain the two strands of pearls given the girls when they fled Devonshire, pearls which have mysteriously disappeared and have a strange history of their own.

"A delightful mashup of all your favorite 19th century characters in one play! The dialog is sparkling and the plot dances along. ... And especially great for theaters looking for large casts."
Kate Danley | Playwright / Author

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