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Into the Fire - Full Length Play, Drama

Into the Fire

Deborah Brevoort

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 4f, 2boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573627217

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. 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.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

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.

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Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work

Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Nudity/Partial Nudity

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award
Winner! Clauder Competition, Rhode Island
Finalist! National Play Award

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.


Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f, 2boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Double casting possible. The actor playing Sal Boisvert can be double cast with the role of Mack Setlow, Billy Rountree, or Milton Armstrong.

ROSIE BIJOU-   a40-year old woman who runs the Blue Moon Lodge
MACK SETLOW -  40 years old
HILDA ARMSTRONG -  40 years old; head of the Cold Rock Church of God
MILTON ARMSTRONG - Hilda's husband
BILLY ROUNTREE - 40-ish, unmarried
DOTTY DINDINGER - 30-40 years old
FRANCIS -  an old woman
SAL BOISVERT - a man
JIMMY -  an 8-year old boy
BOBBY MOORE - a 10-year old boy

Author
Deborah Brevoort

Deborah Brevoort

Deborah Brevoort is the author of numerous plays and musicals, including The Women of Lockerbie, which won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. It was produced off-Broadway, in London at the Orange Tree Theatre, at the Actor’s Gang in Los Angeles, and is currently being produced and published around the ... view full profile

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