Members say: Great acting, Slow, Indulgent, Entertaining, Old fashioned

About the show

Set in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Public Theater's new drama breaks the boundaries of time and narrative to explore the astonishing things we create in the face of devastation.

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A disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap’s passion. The only trick is to keep the roller coaster from running off the rails before it destroys them all.

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“Fire in Dreamland” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Another thought provoking play at The Public. See how live changes with a chance encounter.

Don't see it if The show an hour and 45 minuets with no intermission.

During previews

See it if you're interested in stuff off the beaten path. It's a start of something, it has some work ahead of it.

Don't see it if you're looking for comedy or something light. I kept reading that this was a 'funny play' but it was far far far from that.

Also I enjoyed the question- is it worth it to follow your "dream" (albeit ... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Unique play involving relationships of troubled people. They meet in regards to amusement park fire a century ago. Rebecca N Jones excels.

Don't see it if Subject matter is not appealing to you. Some elements can be confusing.

During previews
Old fashioned

See it if Your interested in a new playwright. Cast of three in no intermission play dealing at times with 1911 fire in Coney Island & relationships

Don't see it if You have a limited attention span and the story of a couple meeting at the beach doesn't interest you.

During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Slow, Confusing, boring

See it if you want to hear in detail about the Dreamland fire in Coney Island as told by a documentary filmmaker and his obsessed but lost girlfriend

Don't see it if you are bored by talky plays that are endless and boring, and have a lack of theatrical drama.

During previews
Pointless, Great acting, Indulgent, Slow, Meandering

See it if You are fans of Rebecca Naomi Jones or Kyle Beltran (as I am) because they were the only bright spots in the whole ordeal.

Don't see it if You are expecting a story to get emotionally invested in because they "tricks" used to tell the story obfuscate all the storytelling.

Also This is yet another misstep at the Public. The Low Road was the only b... Read more Read less

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