Fire NYC Reviews and Tickets

(54 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent

About the Show

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of this historical drama about New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (54)

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193 Reviews | 29 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Heartfelt, Sad

See it if You appreciate a wide range of characters played by only a few cast.

Don't see it if You dont like immigrant stories.

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see

See it if you want to see good acting and clever use of space. You like period costumes and different accents.

Don't see it if you don't like multiple roles by 1 actor. Easy to distinguish each (voice, dress, etc). You didn't like Titanic (u know how it ends). Read more

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You want a look into several lives involved in the fire

Don't see it if You want to be amused

200 Reviews | 41 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if A great and talented group of actors who take us to the 1911 Fire in NYC tells the story of love and loss among the workers of the factory.

Don't see it if The writing is clean and efficient without compromising the characters or the story. Pacing and direction make this a great night of theater

101 Reviews | 16 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you like to see absorbing, interesting, thought provoking theatre.

Don't see it if you want to see the same old tried and true theatre.

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, One of the deadliest fires in workplace history

See it if like well acted, historically-based theater. You are interested in the events leading up to the famous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Don't see it if do not like plays based on tragic historic events, do not like minimal staging, want to see something upbeat.

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Convoluted, Important

See it if just see it!"Attention must be paid" to the Triangle Fire. This well acted take on the story needs to be seen.

Don't see it if the scenes which unnecessarily jump back and forth in time will make you crazy. You are looking for a fun evening.

248 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Well acted portrayal of workers and events . Excellent cast throughout.

Don't see it if Uncomfortable seats and too cold venue interfere with your watching excellent performance. Actors playing multiple roles sometimes confusing

Critic Reviews (4)

Theater Pizzazz
October 20th, 2017

“The playwright uses a clever arc of development to unfold the various stories...The cast members’ exquisite talents along with the director’s acute skill in shepherding them toward the inevitability of horror, keep us enthralled, throughout...Every element of this production shines unified coherence...This memorable production will touch the hearts of those who see it, one that native New Yorkers should never forget. Most significantly, 'Fire’s' currency for today is unmistakable."
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Stage Buddy
October 18th, 2017

“It would be an engaging portrait of immigrant life during the Industrial Revolution, with everything that entails, even without that superb capstone of a final scene...Thanks to a talented cast and a carefully layered script, ’FIRE’ achieves a haunting transcendence for its characters. But for the audience, left to mourn the tragedy, ‘Fire’ is a searing reminder of a historical event that should never be forgotten.”
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Times Square Chronicles
October 19th, 2017

"This fictional account is highly compelling as directed by Benjamin Viertel...Instead of a play that should move us to tears, everything seems disconnected and some of the factual evidence is wrong...The actors take on multiple roles and are quite impressive, especially Lauriel Friedman and Stuart Zagnit...The design elements truly for the most part really help this production...A viable work and I look forward to watching this company grow."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
October 18th, 2017

“A heartrending fictionalized account of the disaster...An engaging cast of eight takes on multiple roles...Though some of the shifts in character are at times confusing, the actors generally capture the individual personalities and define their situations with believable emotion and psychology...‘Fire’ is most successful in its sympathetic recognition of humanity...It also triumphs in its reaffirmation of the socio-political need for unionization and safety regulations."
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