Classic Stage Company's world premiere by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev’s itinerant Russian ballet company. More…
Surrounded by great talents of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever. Directed by Tony Winner and CSC Artistic Director John Doyle. 'Fire and Air' contains nudity and adult themes and is intended for a mature audience.
See it if You're a fan of any of the actors, or want to see a show that looks and sounds pretty.
Don't see it if You can't stand plays that jump around without much explanation. You're looking for a bio play that will include fully formed characters.
See it if you enjoy listening to people talk about ballet; you want to see an A-list cast in an intimate space
Don't see it if you have no interest in ballet; you would be frustrated that a play about a ballet company features almost no dancing
See it if interested in the history of ballet. I enjoyed learning about this aspect of art in 20th century. Also had muscled scantily clad young men!
Don't see it if you are looking for Mr. McNally's next great work. For me, the text lacked intensity or drama, sorry to say!
See it if you like anything related to the Ballets Russes; you want to see James Cusati-Moyer's charismatic Nijinsky; you're a John Doyle completist.
Don't see it if You'd prefer a portrait of Diaghilev that rises above cliché; you want to see John Doyle or Terrence McNally at their best.
See it if You're a fan of Sergei Diaghilev or want to see a unique staging of an intimate character-piece
Don't see it if You want a thought-provoking show or one that will hold your undivided attention for the duration
See it if enjoy Terrence McNally plays, you enjoy productions driven by a single central character, and top-notch acting.
Don't see it if you dislike somewhat sensationalized stories (it's melodramatic at times) and/or disjointed narratives.