Bush Fire

Written by:

Laurie Fyffe

Cast Size:
9

Roles For:

  • Men: 5
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Murder
Supernatural

Length:

100 min.

Year Written:

1985

Synopsis:

“In Bush Fire it is the year 1828, in the newly settled colony of Perth, Ontario. When a gruesome murder plunges a town into suspicion and fear. Did they hang the wrong man, and when will the past cease to haunt the present?” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Ann Easby: A farmer’s wife.

Constance Richardson: Ann’s friend, and wife of Andrew Richardson.

Abigail Richardson: Constance’s daughter. Age 23 and 13 during the course of the play.

Andrew Richardson: A farmer.

Agnes Tullis: Elderly woman. A believer in magic.

William Matheson: Coroner for the town of Perth.

Clarence Caldwell: Owns and operates Caldwell General Store.

Martin H. Balderson: A young boy, age 12.

Mathew Haggart: A prosecutor from Kingston.

First Produced:

1987, Blyth Summer Festival

Resources:

Bush Fire is available through the CPO Website.

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