Fireflies

Atlantic Theater Company kicked off its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Donja R. Love's Fireflies, directed by Saheem Ali.

(Photos by Ahron R. Foster)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
6 images
About Fireflies:

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia's fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his successful Movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles' marriage is threatened – as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that “this world ain't no place to raise a colored child.”

By:
Donja R. Love
Producer:
Atlantic Theater Company
Director:
Saheem Ali
Lighting:
David Weiner
Sound:
Justin Ellington
Design:
Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume:
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Khris Davis (as Charles) and DeWanda Wise (as Olivia)
Other info:
Projection Design by Alex Basco Koch
Fireflies Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 26, 2018
Opening date: 
October 15, 2018
Closes: 
November 11, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater

Address:
336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue) New York, NY 10011
Nearest subway station:
14th Street / 8th Avenue station

Our Fireflies Review

It’s 1963 and Olivia finds herself battling not only the bombs killing colored folk in houses, cars, and churches throughout the American South, but also the bombs going off in her head.