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Further Downeast — a play

by Brent Hutchins

(Perfect for professional, educational, amateur groups.)

A sequel to his popular CLOSER TO HOME, FURTHER DOWNEAST has more from the pointed pen of a true Downeaster! This time Ice Fishing provides the — well — icy glue that holds the show together, with each new adventure getting more and more dangerously funny, interspersed with other tidbits about life ‘Downeast!” Written in the style of the old time serial movies, each vignette allows you to laugh through it until the next Ice Fishing mis-adventure perks up and ramps up the action!

Available Soon!


  • 13m 7f 3either,  which can be readily doubled and ‘regenderfied” as needed
  • About 60 minutes
  • Several Simple settings
  • Contemporary costumes
  • ORDER #3037


  • PERUSAL SCRIPT: The PDF of the first act of the script is available: FurtherDowneastPERUSAL
  • This play makes a perfect companion to CLOSER TO HOME. They are both by Brent Hutchins and the production arrangements can be very flexible. Perform ONE show, or the OTHER [according to your license from us] — or MIX your favorite selections from the two of them for an evening of theatre that will be full of laughter. Contact  Leicester Bay to make such arrangements.
  • They could also be performed in repertory.


We are offering a compilation of CLOSER TO HOME and its sequel, FURTHER DOWNEAST in a single print volume for the price of $11.95 (See the PURCHASE SECTION below)


Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account), EMAIL us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Before we ship any rehearsal material we will need your performance dates, the name of your organization and the theatre where you will perform.

Email us prior to your order so we have the info to give you a complete quote. EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

  • Script in PDF format — Order #3037a : $20.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production)

  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3037d : $60.00


  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3037e : $50.00


  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: LBTLicenseApplication072017 No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.


  • SPECIAL PURCHASE OF THE 2-PLAY Print Volume of CLOSER TO HOME and its sequel, FURTHER DOWNEAST is available here for $11.95 + Maine Sales Tax and shipping/handling fees. BUTTON SOON
  • Also available from Amazon KINDLE soon, HERE for $8.99



  • The Grand Theatre (Billed as “Closer to Home, Too!”) — January 2019


The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Further Downeast

a play  by
Brent Hutchins

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

Further Downeast” is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT,”

from the catalog of