Open Wardrobes: The Theater and Writing of T. James Belich
Forgotten Fire: Tale of the Burning Sword
by T. James Belich

Genre: Fantasy
Length: 30 minutes
Total Cast: 3 (2 women, 1 man)
Set: Minimal
Royalties:    $40 per performance
Performance Rights:     Contact Next Stage Press.

In the land of Edelsha three traveling players come to tell the Tale of the Burning Sword...

An ancient weapon from a forgotten time, the Burning Sword offers great power to whoever wields it. After it fades into legend, bound by a mysterious prophecy, the Burning Sword becomes key to Edelsha's survival when a young magician seeks to conquer the kingdom. To rescue her land, Phenron Sirrin, the magician's old friend, sets out to retrieve the sword. However, when confronted by the magician, Phenron is torn between loyalty to her friend and loyalty to her king. In the end, only one can reclaim the sword, either to destroy Edelsha or to save it.

Production History

Forgotten Fire: Tale of the Burning Sword was first performed in the Little Theatre in Te Awamutu, New Zealand on April 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2005.  It was directed by Emma and Louise Dobbs with the following cast:

      SYNOMI   Bronwyn Emmett
      LYNISELouise Dobbs
      J'SYIEmma Dobbs