A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere!
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.

Approximate Running Time:
90 minutes, No Intermission

Age Recommendation:
16+ - Contains strong language.

CAST:
Sarah Gliko (M)
Steven Rishard (H)
 

PRODUCTION TEAM: 
Dirk Durossette  Scenic Designer
J. Dominic Chacon  Lighting Designer
Becca Austin  Costume Designer
Andrew Nelson  Sound Designer
Joe Daniels  Technical Director
Terry Mittelman  Stage Manager
Lauren Tracy  Production Manager
Sally Ollove  Dramaturg
Johanna Austin  Production Photographer

THE ARSONISTS is produced at AZUKA THEATRE as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are KNOW THEATRE OF CINCINNATI (OH), PERSEVERANCE THEATRE (JUNEAU/ANCHORAGE, AK), and CAPITAL STAGE (SACRAMENTO, CA). For more information please visit www.nnpn.org