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A Comedy Fire Eating Show
Based out of Western Pennsylvania, The Daring Douglasses are a team of professional Fire Artists that have been working together since their debut at The Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival in the summer of 2000. Since that time, they have performed in many locations ad at many venues up and down the Eastern Half of the Untied States. While their show is designed primarily for Historical Faires and Festivals, (Renaissance Faires, Medieval Festival, Pirate Show, Colonial events, etc.) it can be tailored to fit the exact needs of your event. Whether on stage or in a walk-a-round setting, The Daring Douglasses provide a highly interact and entertaining time for all concerned.
Below is a description of their half-hour show as it is designed for Historical Faires and Festivals. Again, it can be easily adapted to your specific needs.
The show begins with Red on stage setting things up and Morgan out in the lanes drawing people in to see the show. As Red is getting the stage ready, he is interacting with the audience that has already seated themselves. It is during this time that Red has the audience take, "The Pledge." This way the audience is made to realize that what they're about to witness is real and very dangerous. Red goes on to tell the audience about how he came across the map to the Treasure of Calico Jack, a famous pirate. Unfortunately, for Red, there was a piece of the map missing. The missing piece obviously contains the fabled "x." Red then calls forth eight volunteers from the audience to act as his jury in order to try Morgan for her crime of keeping the treasure from him.
Having assembled his jury, Red then calls Morgan to explain the meaning of the treasure map. She informs him that it is women's treasure and he must prove his worth in order to get the rest of the map. His worth shall be proved by doing....
Something Gross & Disgusting
Something Incredibly Dangerous
and Something Really, Really Stupid.
After allowing that he has no choice in the matter, Morgan brings forth two of the Jury members and has them examine the tools to be used for the first test. The tools being examined, Red is instructed to drive a 30 penny nail directly into the center of his head. This he does and afterwards has the male jury member drive the nail into a block of wood to show that it is, in fact, a real nail. The block of wood with the nail in it is then signed by both jury members, Morgan gives it to the female juror as she dismisses both of them.
Red is incredulous that she would let them off the hook, as it were. Morgan asserts herself further by informing Red that he is not off the hook and must now do something Incredibly Dangerous. To this end, she instructs him to pick up a coffin shaped box, open it, and take out the torches inside. These are placed in a large flask and one is selected and lit. At this point Morgan asks Red if he knows what to do with the torch of fire. He informs her that he does and it is no time to show the people in the audience how she shaves her legs. To this Morgan tells him that he will not be using her legs and had better demonstrate with his own arm. After this, Red proceeds to consume the first torch of the show. He then tells Morgan that he would like to see her do the same. Of course, she does. When asked why, if she can eat fire, is he doing so, Morgan replies that it is to prove his worth.
Morgan then offers to prove her trust in him. This she does by having him take a torch and then take her. She lights the torch and bends back in his arms as he places to torch in her mouth. Having done this, she notices the disbelief in the audience and suggests that perhaps a closer viewing is needed. To this end, she has Red lay two rugs on the stage and then asks the next two jurors to sit upon them and cross their legs. She and Red then lie back into the laps of these jurors and consume a series of torches asking a question with each torch. The questions are as follows:
Is it real fire?
Is the fire real hot?
Does the fire really go into our mouths?
Do we blow the fire out on the way in?
Would you both be really happy if this was the last torch
and you were relieved of your jury duty?
As Red picks up the rugs, he asks Morgan what is left to do. After all, he has done something gross and disgusting and something incredibly dangerous. She tells him that all he must do now is to take a nap and pulls forth a small bed frame. Red makes a comment about it being a short nap and asks if he may prepare the bed. Upon receiving permission, he places a fluffy mattress on the bed only to be told that he will be using a mattress consisting of 648 nice sharp pointy rusty nails. Red attempts this and tells Morgan that no one in their right mind would lie on such a bed. She proves to him that it can be done and then has him do so. Once he is lying on the bed of nails, she takes a set of manacles and chains his wrists together. She then has the final four jurors sit upon him, two back to back over his chest and two back to back over his waist. Lastly, she takes the remaining torch from the flask, lights it and feeds it to him while he is lying there. She then allows the four men to stand and help him to his feet.
As the men leave the stage, Red demands the rest of the map only to find out the Morgan had a hand in digging it up years before. When he asks why he went through all of the stuff he did, Morgan tells him that it was for the sick pleasure of the audience. She then delivers the hat line and leaves the stage for Red, who is still in manacles, to clean up.
What follows is a description of our current stage show as presented at Period Faires and Festivals. At the bottom of this page, you will find links to our Photo Gallery and to the Promotional Videos for two main versions of The Daring Douglasses show.
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