Cast Members
Henry Flamethrowa
(Order of Appearance)
Nancy Leary as Beth Parker
Benjamin Wilkie as Henry (Flamethrowa) Rhamelower
Robert Duquette as Peter Rhamelower
Production Crew
Henry Flamethrowa
Stage Manager ... Elena Murphy
Assistant Stage Manager ... Valerie J. Reynolds
Set Design ... Mark P. Fuller
Lighting Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Sound Design ... William C. Smith
Poster/Flyer Graphics ... mediumstudio
Lighting/Sound Technician ... Stephanie Couto, Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., William C. Smith
Set Construction ... Mark P. Fuller, Zane Furtado, Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., Lynette R. Houbre, Jed Jedster, David Martin, Wade Martin, Tyler Rowe, Lynne Sears
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Henry Flamethrowa

by John Belluso; Directed by Stephen R. Kay
  • Nov 14-16, 2013, 8:00 PM;
  • Nov 17, 2013, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 21-23, 2013, 8:00 PM;
  • Nov 24, 2013, 2:30 PM

Inspired by real-life events, this play tells the story of sixteen-year-old Henry, a confused and emotionally isolated young man who writes letters to the devil, unbeknownst to his deeply religious father, Peter. Henry's younger sister, Lilja, lies silent in a coma from a mysterious childhood accident in the family swimming pool. For a number of years, Lilja has been visited by miracles, and the sick have flocked to this silent child's bedside, claiming their prayers for healing have been answered in her presence. When Beth, a reporter, arrives to do a story about Lilja and her miracles, she must confront her own assumptions about faith, spirituality and the intrinsic value of human life.

Originally produced by Trinity Rep in Providence.

"A thought-provoking and neatly constructed play...Ambitious." -NY Times.

"Playwright John Belluso turns heady ideas about faith, fact and fantasy into a potent thriller...a powerfully dramatic story told by three fascinating characters." -Boston Herald.

"The work of a talented young writer, one unafraid to deal with fundamental truths and need...written with force and drive..." -Providence Journal.

"...Belluso's fictional characters are compelling, as mysterious as the girl lying behind the glass's funny and surprising and edgy..." -Boston Globe.

Peter Rhamelower