Burning the Old Man

Author: Kelly McAllister

Burning the Old Man

Description: Two feuding brothers try to bring their late father’s ashes to a final resting place.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 11/8/2011
Content Advisory: strong language
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males

NOTE: Burning the Old Man is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to

Scott D. Edwards of Harden Curtis Associates
email: scottedwards@hardencurtis.com;
phone: 212-977-8502;
mail: Scott D. Edwards,
c/o Harden Curtis Associates,
214 West 29th Street, Suite 1203
New York, New York 10001


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Keywords: Comedy · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Grief and Mourning · Mostly Male Characters · Pop Culture · Religion and Spirituality

This play is in the following collections: New York Innovative Theatre Awards · Plays About Stormy Weather · Boomerang Theatre Company · Most Popular Plays of 2016

Original Production Information

Burning the Old Man was first presented by Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, artistic director) at Center Stage, New York City, on September 10, 2004, with the following cast and credits:

Bobby: Brett Christiansen
Earth: Philip Emeott
Eddy: John C. Fitzmaurice
Candy: Christine Goodman
Marty: Timothy McCracken
Jo: Sara Thigpen

Director: Tim Errickson
Assistant Director: Christopher Thomasson
Sets: Harlan Penn
Costumes: Cheryl McCarron
Lights: Carrie Wood
Sound: Sarah Gromko