A Small Fire: cast announced

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for the World Premiere of A Small Fire, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock ('The Drunken City' at PH, 'The Receptionist,' 'The Thugs,' 'Swimming in the Shallows').

Directed by Trip Cullman (Adam Bock's 'The Drunken City' at PH and 'Swimming in the Shallows,' plus 'Bachelorette,' 'Some Men,' 'The Last Sunday in June'), the production will open at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater on 6 Jan 2011, following previews from 16 Dec 2010, for a limited egagement playing through to 23 Jan 2011.

The cast will feature two-time Obie Award Reed Birney ('Circle Mirror Transformation,' 'The Savannah Disputation' at PH, 'Blasted'), Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger ('Saved' at PH, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' 'Les Misérables'), Tony Award winner Michele Pawk ('Prayer for My Enemy' at PH, 'Hollywood Arms,' 'Cabaret,' 'Mamma Mia!') and NAACP nominee Victor Williams (Deacon Palmer on "The King of Queens," 'Troilus and Cressida' for New York Shakespeare Festival).

When a tough-as-nails contractor (Ms. Pawk) finds her senses slipping on the brink of her daughter's (Ms. Keenan-Bolger) wedding, the impact on her family is nothing less than seismic. A Small Fire is a human parable in which unexpected loss leads to an unlikely love story.

The production will feature scenic design by Loy Arcenas, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Robert Kaplowitz.

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