Fugitive Pieces

Fugitive Pieces
by Caridad Svich

Productions (3)
  • Drama with songs
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-9 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 2-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple, fluid space that can suggest motion -- railroad tracks, industrial spaces, ruins along the road the characters inhabit.

Fugitive Pieces
by Caridad Svich

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Productions (3)
  • Drama with songs
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-9 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 2-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple, fluid space that can suggest motion -- railroad tracks, industrial spaces, ruins along the road the characters inhabit.

A play with original songs that charts the violent journey of two vagrants, as they make their way through the rural and industrial wastelands of the United States. An accumulation of simultaneous glimpses as these troubled souls grasp for the coordinates of what was once a sensible world.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

A play with original songs that charts the violent journey of two vagrants, as they make their way through the rural and industrial wastelands of the United States. An accumulation of simultaneous glimpses as these troubled souls grasp for the coordinates of what was once a sensible world.

  • Drama with songs
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m (4-9 actors possible: exactly 2 f, 2-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Simple, fluid space that can suggest motion -- railroad tracks, industrial spaces, ruins along the road the characters inhabit.

Published Reviews

"Caridad's impressive language is full of poetry with a grounded concrete quality that reminds me of the wonderful rootedness of William Carlos Williams. In the dramatic rules of the Svich universe everything is possible."

Matthew Maguire, TheatreForum

"The play challenges its audience with self-mutilation, sexual exploitation, and raging violence, but Ms. Svich redeems them through her understanding and compassion, and suggests the entire world might be redeemed in just that way."

The Dallas Morning News

"Svich's play is the kind that leaves afterimages on the back of your eyelids that won't easily go away after you leave the theater. Even after you close your eyes, they persist, insist, insinuate themselves."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Caridad Svich's brutal and violently poetic play with songs is unsettling. You just might find yourself looking to catch a glimpse of someone inside the next time a train car rolls by."

The Austin American-Statesman

Production History

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JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Salvage Vanguard Theatre
Austin, TX United States
Salvage Vanguard Theatre Austin, TX United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland Public Theater Cleveland, OH United States
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Kitchen Dog Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theater Dallas, TX United States
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Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Salvage Vanguard Theatre
Austin, TX United States
Salvage Vanguard Theatre Austin, TX United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland Public Theater Cleveland, OH United States
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
Kitchen Dog Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theater Dallas, TX United States

Awards (2)

Finalist for PEN USA West Award in Drama (2001)

Nominated for Leon Rabin Award (Best New Play, Dallas, Texas)