Know Theatre of Cincinnati

The Arsonists

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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.
Rated: PG-13.

NNPN_RWP-full-KOThe 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).

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  • Creative Team

    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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  • Reviews

    “must see night of theatre” – Liz Eichler, League of Cincinnati Theatres

    “edgy and thought provoking” – Laura Hobson, Broadway World