Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Inside and outside the Blue Moon Lodge in a remote Alaskan fishing town. The locations called for include: the public area of the lodge; the hot springs bathhouse; the porch of the lodge; and the path outside of the lodge. This can be accomplished with a unit set that contains multiple settings or with a bare stage.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work
Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award
Winner! Clauder Competition, Rhode Island
An isolated Alaskan fishing village is torn apart by a morals controversy when the mayor's wife walks naked through town in a desperate attempt to get the attention of her philandering husband. At the height of the crisis a mysterious man is washed ashore, setting the community on fire in more than one way. This humorous and poetic drama explores awakening, rebirth and small town life in a style that has a been described as magical realism with an Alaskan twist.
Into the Fire has been presented in staged readings and workshop productions at: The National Playwright's Conference (The O’Neill); Australian Playwrights Conference; Banff Playwright’s Centre; Charlotte Repertory Theatre’s New Play Festival; Urban Stages (NYC) and Brown University's New Play Festival. It was written under fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.