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"Swamp Fire"

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Ganem, Mitchell (American playwright, commercial producer, February 3, 1962- ), "Swamp Fire,"

a 20-minute drama in English, set in a cabin on the edge of a southern swamp, sunset, 1990,

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© 1990, script/rights available from Mitchell Ganem, JAF, Box 7447 New York, NY USA 10116, telephone 212-568-0311. Cited by playwright via ftp, July 16, 1997; Ganem says,

Dramatis Personae Bertha (f), mother; Slim (m), father

Synopsis "Bertha and Slim are drunkenly marking the anniversary of their child's accidental death. What starts as an attempt to forget the horrible event turns into a harrowing round of accusations that bubbles over into violence. As the characters try to come to terms with the death and their respective roles in it, they uncover uneasy truths about their relationship."

Themes anniversary, death, child-parent relationship, family, husband-wife relationship, inebriation, reality, truth, violence.




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1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

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