by Jacqueline Goldfinger

New England Premiere

You got a tiger by the tail, Doodlebug.
You think you own it now, but that’s a trick.
It already owns you.

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.

Limited Run:

July 13-29, 2018

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

“Thrown Stone has turned up the heat, setting the atmosphere ablaze with an emotionally intense drama that ignites the mind, and fires up the senses.”

Broadway World »

“Both shows are strongly acted and greatly enhanced by captivating designs. Colors swirl. Fires Crackle. Bunnies hop.”

Hartford Courant »

“There have been fiery performances before, but none as scorching hot as the ones in Jacqueline Goldfinger’s The Arsonists.

The Ridgefield Press »

“For those who are seeking the bold and the unusual, Ridgefield now has a theatre for you.”

CT Post-Chronicle »


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Music From The Arsonists

A compilation of music from and inspired by the world premiere of The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger at the Azuka Theatre in Philadelphia. It contains new folk and re-imagined Americana songs both from, and inspired by, the show. Featured nationally on NPR.

“Arsonists, The (Goldfinger)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.