It is 1979 on an island in southeast Alaska. Fisherman Neal Raftery returns from a week long stay in town with his deck hand, a New Yorker who calls herself Jake. In Alaska for summer adventure, Jake soon discovers she has joined a complicated household. Over the course of the eventful summer, its five troubled inhabitants struggle to come to terms with themselves, each other, and the past.
"Striking new playwright and play...What an extraordinary debut." - Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Remarkable for eviscerating honesty." - Los Angeles Times
"Fine new play with a view of an unusual world...Each character is a fully developed real human being and all are colorful...There is humor and tragedy in this always absorbing and suspenseful drama." - New Haven Journal Courier
"Landmark American drama." - Fairpress
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: 1970s
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Summer, 1979.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
NEAL RAFTERY - a subsistence fisherman, 38. Powerful, charismatic, rage shielding warmth, deeply needy.
JACK RAFTERY - his brother, 30. Quick, light, irrepressible, a dodger, strength on reserve.
EDRA STONE - Jack's fiancee, 33. Earthy, worn, pragmatic, doesn't miss trick.
JACQUELINE "JAKE" ROBBINS - 24. Vibrant, energetic, wide open, self-efficacy eager to please, stronger than she knows.
LAUREL SIERRA MILLIS - 14, smart, sacracastic and very deeply bruised. Tries to cover her needs with an angry toughness. Can't.
DICK and GUS - good ole boys, any age.
OSIE OLSEN - a hearty ex-logging camp cook in her sixties.
- Roles for Teens
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Dick, Gus, and Osie Olsen are voices on CB Marine Radio