American writer Don Nigro’s Scarecrow tells the story of Cally, a young woman who lives a lonely and claustrophobic life with her eccentric shut-in mother in an isolated farmhouse on the edge of a cornfield.
Cally is both spooked and spellbound by the scarecrow that keeps watch. When Cally meets a strange man who beckons her into the cornfields, she is led into a web of lust and betrayal.
One of America’s prolific dramatists, Don Nigro has written over 400 plays and despite this, he remains relatively unknown to the general public. In Scarecrow, audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with his work are invited to explore this dark and obscure play.
Co-directed by Deborah Jones (Nell Gwynn, New Theatre) and Naomi Livingstone, the cast features Romney Stanton, Blake Wells and Gemma Scoble.