A World Premiere by a Philadelphia Playwright!
May 3 - 21, 2017
Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake | 302 S. Hicks Street
By Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Allison Heishman
When M loses her father in an arson gone wrong, she goes on a journey with his ghost to reclaim her life and reframe his memory. Set deep in a Florida swamp, The Arsonists is a lyrical Southern Gothic myth about a father-daughter arson team deconstructing their personal demons. Inspired by the Greek tragedy Electra, this play with music explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between life and death, the last breath before the awakening. The final play in Goldfinger's Southern Gothic trilogy, which began with the terrible girls and Skin & Bone, The Arsonists is the 2016 Runner Up for the Leah Ryan Prize and was developed at The Kennedy Center.
Audience members are invited to stick around following every performance to share their thoughts on the show, ask questions and reflect on the play. This is a causal conversation moderated by a member of the Azuka staff. For more Azuka Extras events, please check out our calendar!
|Approximate Running Time:
90 minutes, No Intermission
16+ - Contains strong language.