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