In the Sawtooths

by  Dano Madden

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m

Winner! KC/ACTF National Student Playwriting Award

Oby, Nellie and Darin have been friends since high school. Now in their thirties, they have become busier in their lives, but one thing remains constant: their annual backpacking adventure in the mountains of Idaho. As their trip nears and they have …

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In the Sawtooths

by  Dano Madden

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Oby, Nellie and Darin have been friends since high school. Now in their thirties, they have become busier in their lives, but one thing remains constant: their annual backpacking adventure in the mountains of Idaho. As their trip nears and they have made all of the necessary preparations to survive in the outdoors, their lives are suddenly shattered by tragedy. What ensues is a true test of an old friendship. Can Oby, Nellie and Darin remain friends as they desperately try to navigate through an immense and unexpected wilderness?
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Accolades

  • Winner! KC/ACTF National Student Playwriting Award

Keywords

Death, Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Various locations in Idaho
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

3m
OBY - a teacher, 30
NELLIE - a dishwashing musician, 29
DARIN - Mr. Adventure, 30
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Dano Madden

Dano Madden Dano Madden is a playwright and director. His plays have been produced and/or received development by Actors ...

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In the Sawtoothswas produced by Boise State University in September 2006 in Stage II of the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in Boise, Idaho. The same production was performed in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Art

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