Set deep in a Florida swamp, The Arsonists is a father-daughter tale of grief, loss and redemption. Inspired by the Greek tragedy Electra, this play with music is a contemporary American myth that explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between death and life, the last breath before the awakening.
10 words or less: When arson’s your job, things get lost in the fire.
The Arsonists is produced at Know Theatre of Cincinnati as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Azuka Theatre (PA), Perseverance Theatre (AK), and Capital Stage (CA).
For more information please visit nnpn.org.
directed by Tamara Winters
lighting & scenic design by Andrew J. Hungerford
costume design by Noelle Johnston
sound design by Doug Borntrager
scenic art & prop design by Sarah Beth Hall
Erin Ward as M
Jim Stark* as H
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.
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“must see night of theatre” – Liz Eichler, League of Cincinnati Theatres
“edgy and thought provoking” – Laura Hobson, Broadway World