Public Theater announces complete cast of Fire in Dreamland

The New York premiere of Fire in Dreamland begins performances at the Public Theater on June 19, 2018.

Enver Gjokaj, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Kyle Beltran

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the upcoming New York premiere of Fire in Dreamland, written by Rinne Groff and directed by Marissa Wolf, which begins previews at The Public’s Anspacher Theater on June 19, 2018, before an official opening on July 16 and a limited engagement through to August 5, 2018.

The cast of Fire in Dreamland includes Kyle Beltran (as Lance), Enver Gjokaj (as Jaap Hooft), and Rebecca Naomi Jones (as Kate).

Mr. Beltran has previously appeared in the Public Theater productions of Head of Passes in 2016 and The Fortress of Solitude in 2014, as well as last year's Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has appeared on Broadway in the 2016 revival of The Cherry Orchard and starred as Usnavi in the Broadway and National Tour productions of In the Heights. Mr. Gjokaj previously appeared in the Public's 2005 Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. He is perhaps best known for his TV roles as Victor in "Dollhouse" and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Marvel's "Agent Carter". Ms. Jones also appeared in the Public's 2014 production of The Fortress of Solitude, as well as the 2013 Shakespeare in the Park production of Love's Labour's Lost and made her Public Theater debut in the 2007 production of Passing Strange. On Broadway, she has appeared in Significant OtherHedwig and the Angry Inch, Green Day's American Idiot and the transfer of Passing Strange.

Synopsis: "In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate, meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap’s passion. The only trick is to keep the roller coaster from running off the rails before it destroys them all. Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, Fire in Dreamland is a vibrant new play that explores the astonishing things we create in the face of devastation."

The creative team behind Fire in Dreamland features scenic and costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and original music and sound design by Brendan Aanes.

Fire in Dreamland Tickets are available now for performances from June 19 through to August 5, 2018.