Into the Fire

by  Deborah Brevoort

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 4f, 2boy(s)

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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f, 2boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Accolades

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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: 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.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 4f, 2boy(s)

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

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Cast 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.

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Authors

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 Ga ...

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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.


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