The Fire Watch
What would you do if you were trapped on foreign soil, behind enemy lines, and without any communication to the outside world?
This is the quandary that faces four soldiers who’ve been separated from the rest of their troop whilst in the midst of a secret operation on enemy soil gone terribly wrong. Contrary to your normal war epic, my play; The Fire Watch, deals with the delicate mentality of these four relative strangers, as they go without food and water for days, and attempt to navigate their way home through unfamiliar territory.
The already hostile scenario I’ve ruthlessly placed them in (it’s nice to be an evil author; muhaha), is heightened by the four men’s opposing ideologies, as they consist of: a Chaplain with strict views on the christian religion; a sensitive technician, that’s an atheist, and no soldier at all; A hotheaded young southern soldier with God in his head (but not in his heart), and strength, with guile – but no brains to speak of; and an embattled war veteran, who’s trying to keep the ragtag group from killing one another, so he can make it home to his wife, if only to apologize just once for some mysterious past transgression.
The action hits a fervent pitch, and their true colors will shine in the dead of the night, as each is awake and alone, and tending to:
The Fire Watch
Thanks for taking the time to read a little about my Play (that I would love to have put up in my home state of NY), and if you have any interest in the work, please leave me a message, and I’ll get back to you just as soon as I can.