From the press release:

The team that brought you 2010’s heralded site-specific production of Hedda Gabler will present a multi-media version of Strindberg’s Playing with Fire, directed by John Gould Rubin, co-conceived by Shane Bly Killoran and adapted by Royston Coppenger, beginning Friday, August 17 at an exclusive location at 189 Chrystie Street. The Private Theatre’s fiery production will run through Friday, August 24.  For more information about the production, please visit:

Tickets for purchase are available and begin at $25, with special VIP tickets ranging in price from $65 – $175, and a “Private All Access VIP Ticket” for $500.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting:

Playing with Fire is a play about sexual frenzy, illicit coveting, exhibitionism, voyeurism, wife swapping and licentious fantasy. Six characters reside in a household: an incestuous father; an acquiescent mother; a philandering son; the son’s wife, who is sleeping with her father-in-law while tempting her husband’s best friend; and a cousin who pursues the friend and father, all while sleeping with the son. All this frenetic sexual activity will be enacted by an eclectic group of 14 actors and actresses, in a multi-media landscape involving pre-recorded and live-feed video; explosive music from two composers (one from Bristol, UK and one from Hong Kong); high-energy choreography, and a full-scale environmental manipulation of the entire venue. .

Cast includes: Matthew Boyce, Solonje Burns, Chris Devlin, Stephen Dexter, Alexa Erbach, Jason Gray, Talya Hernandez-Ritter, Mark Noonan, David Rysdahl, Casey Shane, Haleigh Spasojevich, Sarah Stephens, Sarah Wharton.

Playing with Fire
Based on the play by August Strindberg; Adapted by Royston Coppenger
Co-conceived by Shane Bly Killoran
Directed by John Gould Rubin
Playing with Fire is playing at 189 Chrystie Street

The limited run will take place: Friday, August 17th, Saturday, August 18th,
Thursday, August 23rd and Friday, August 24th

Tickets are $25, $65, $175 (special VIP tickets), and a “Private All Access VIP Ticket” for $500. Tickets can be purchased by visiting:
Doors Open at 7PM
Playing with Fire begins at 8:30PM
Running time 60 minutes no intermission
You’ve got nothing to lose but your inhibitions!
For more information on the production visit

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