Into the Fire
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.
Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award
Winner! Clauder Competition, Rhode Island
Finalist! National Play Award
- Nudity/Partial Nudity
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- 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
Casting4m, 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
- Non-Traditional casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Roles for Children
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors
Double casting possible. The actor playing Sal Boisvert can be double cast with the role of Mack Setlow, Billy Rountree, or Milton Armstrong.
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.