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Home Fires
Home Fires
Nominated for BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle
By Jack Heifner.

Cast: 1m., 7w. One of only three plays nominated for Best Play of the Year in 1997 by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Home Fires is the story of a Texas woman trying to raise her three teenage children during hard times in World War II. After Nettie's husband leaves her, she is forced to take in female boarders to make ends meet. The house is crowded and the eccentric women who stay there are entertaining, lost souls looking for husbands and careers in a world without men. The play examines family, home, honor and dreams during a time when everyone had to "make do or do without." Sonny, the teenage son, is afraid to go off to war. When Maggie, a sexy new boarder, opens his eyes to his musical talents and his sexuality, Sonny fights with his mother and runs away, thus evading his draft notice. As the play moves through five years, all the characters face many obstacles, not the least of which is keeping their faith in spite of severe disappointments. Eventually, Sonny returns home to see his mother for one last time and to give her a lasting gift to remember him by. "It's a show with all the poignance, wistfulness and warmth of a favorite '40s ballad." (Back Stage West). "Heifner's strong suits—naturalistic dialogue and a keen insight into women's psyches—are admirably served." (Los Angeles Times). One int. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  H71
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  94
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871299062
Biographies
Jack Heifner is best known for his play Vanities, which ran for five years in New York and became of the longest running plays in off-Broadway history. His is also the author of Patio/Porch, Natural Disasters, Running on Empty, Bargains, Jumping for Joy, Boys' Play, Home Fires, Heartbreak, Comfort and Joy, The Lemon Cookie, Dwarf Tossing, Key West, Earth to ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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