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The First Parish Players journey began with a simple idea - a fundraiser to begin the 300th anniversary celebration of the founding of First Parish in Bridgewater, and it quickly developed into something much bigger, mostly because of the incredible community created by its members. 

The Players' debut performance began as a "pop cabaret" and quickly morphed into a twisted, surprising play about friendship and loss. 

Though traces of "Fireflies" only exist in grainy archival footage, we are proud to finally be able to release the full script, written by our founder Tony Winters. 

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"Fireflies" cast, L to R:


Deb Baumgarten, Ensemble

Bob Messing, Ensemble

Deb Poesepp, Madeleine

Maren Poesepp, Young Amelie

Max James, Young Atlas

Eileen Hiney, Ensemble

Karen Messing, Ensemble


Tom St. Thomas, Hugo

Joe Risko, Ollie

Tony Winters, Atlas / Director / Author

McKayla Hoffman, Amelie

Janet Dye, Finnie

Jan Thompson, Patrice

Atlas is a social creature with a group of friends much older than him; his sister Amelie is a loner. Atlas attempts to get Amelie to come out of her shell, but it backfires and drives him to the point of facing himself and his past in ways he never could before. 

What happens when what we know to be true comes crashing in and we are forced to face a reality we have kept hidden? Who will be there for us when we need them?

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