AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE

From the press release:

An Early History of Fire is set in a small Midwestern town at the tipping point of the early 1960s. A few years out of high school, Danny finds his days defined by friendship and loyalty—but a confusing new world encroaches in the form of Karen, back from college in the East, alluring and unsettling because of all she has learned. A whirl in longing and eyeing a chance for radical change, Danny struggles against the grip of his immigrant father, who clings to his only son while mourning a vanished world of lost prestige.

Venue: Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, New York
Prices: $61.25
Performance Dates: April 5, 2012 – May 26, 2012
Tickets On Sale Thru: May 26, 2012
Box Office/Info: 212-239-6200

Cast: Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman, Claire Van Der Boom

1 Comment

  1. I saw this play the other night and I was disappointed. It is rather a pointless piece, set in 1962, mostly about a young working man’s relationship with his recently fired father and with his rich girlfriend. There are many themes introduced but none of them are developed in any depth. The mostly youthful cast is attractive and performs well, but when the material is as thin as this, all the good acting in the world is not going to make it compelling. And, no, there is no male nudity in the play at all, not even a bare chest, which is unfortunate, because the cast is largely male, and three of them are quite handsome, including the lead.

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