by James C. Ferguson
Cabin fever is taken to the extreme in this full-length play by James C. Ferguson. When Mark, a struggling screenwriter, flies to visit friends, David and Pam, in the Midwest, the snow comes along too, bringing the three a little too close for comfort. A weekend of low-key, superficial frivolity quickly devolves into nearly a week and a half of misdirected anger; emotional outbursts and suspicion when the trio realizes they can’t — for any reason — leave the house. Of course the way the relationships are unraveling, they might fare better out in the storm.
A middle class home in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Pam (late 20’s/early 30’s( (W) A reluctant homemaker. Midwestern.
David (late 20’s/early 30’s( (M) A man with the soul of a two year old. Pam’s husband. Born in New England.
Mark (late 20’s/early 30’s( (M) David’s best friend. Also born in New England. Currently living (reluctantly) in Los Angeles.
The recent past …
The play takes place over a span of several days. Due to the characters being trapped in the house and unable to leave because of the snow, it becomes increasingly messy. At one point, as tensions are peaking, the storm knocks the power out and the characters are forced to bundle up, using anything they can find.
The Atwater Playhouse Playwriting Festival (Los Angeles) 5th Place (2008)
- Abingdon Theatre (NYC) – Reading (2007)
- Moving Arts (Los Angeles) – Reading (arranged by The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) (2009)
- The Red Brick Road Theatre Company (Los Angeles) – First production (October, 2010) – The Avery Schreiber Theatre (Los Angeles) Directed by Hallie Baran Featuring John Brickner, Eric Feliciano and Pamela Laurie