The Firebirds Take the Field

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An often very funny drama inspired by true events in Le Roy, NY in 2011.

It's been 25 years since molecular neuroscientist Avery Kahn left Highland Falls, NY. But when 18 local girls, cheerleaders mostly, are stricken with a mysterious ailment, Avery reluctantly returns home to tackle what the locals derisively call the “girl disease.” As Avery becomes affected—and infected—by the girls, the case becomes more personal than she ever expected.

Cast Requirements

7 F - 3 in their 40s, 3 play 16-year-olds, 1 in her 60s.
1 M, 40s

The young women should be very good movers.

Set Description

The main set is a gym, other places - an office, a living room - live within that. Simple and austere.


Twice an EST/Sloan Commission

Production and Development History

World premiere at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, April20th-May27th, 2017.

Workshopped at EST, RoughCut Production at EST in their First Light Festival.