In this world premiere from Atlantic Theater Company, somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. "Fireflies" is the second part of Donja R. Love's trilogy that began with "Sugar in Our Wounds." More…
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.”
See it if You want to contemplate civil rights issues from the female pov, interspersed with personal dynamics
Don't see it if You want a focused script that doesn't veer around too much, playwright seems uncertain about where it's all going .
See it if and only you are dying to see Donja R. Loves's latest creation.
Don't see it if a surprisingly BENIGN play would leave you scratching you head after sitting through it for more than two hours.
See it if You appreciate good acting and don't mind if the material doesn't quite measure up.
Don't see it if The Sixties don't interest you; social issues such as civil rights don't interest you.
See it if for the incredible performance by Khris Davis and behind the scenes fictionalized info on civil right heroes.
Don't see it if you don't like a show that has only two actors--and you find plots with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in too convoluted, too much.
See it if You want to see two terrific performances that, while portraying simply drawn characters, made these characters extraordinary. Simple story.
Don't see it if You’re looking for action, comedy, a large cast, or something more than well done off-Broadway theater. This is a small work that enthralls.
See it if You like great acting because the two actors here- Khris Davis & Dewanda Wise- are outstanding.
Don't see it if You don't like two hander plays.
See it if You want to see very talented actors talk about civil rights bombings and fear tactics. Also explores many of their flaws.Kept your interest
Don't see it if You do not like drama or heavy topics. You do like death, infidelity, addiction or dark topics.
See it if Well, I saw part 1 of the trilogy ("Sugar In Our Wounds"), loved it & wanted to see how part 2 would play out. It was unexpected, but, good!
Don't see it if Strong acting. Very emotive. Plot threw me. 2-character play. No LGBT interaction :(. Strong language. Preachy. It's Pro-life vs pro-choice!
See it if You are interested in the complicated nature of race, relationships , idealism and reality between 2 actors
Don't see it if You are not interested in interpersonal and race related issues even if they are not deeply developed
See it if you want to see two excellent actors sparring onstage. If you like the idea of a peek behind the curtain of the civil rights movement.
Don't see it if you are bothered by a script that tries to do too much in too little time. I didn't think it completely worked. Too ambitious and short.
See it if you want to see a play about race relations in 1963in the south - performed by 2 fine actors.
Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding southern accents and you want a tight knit play.
See it if You want to see two good actors give great performances in an otherwise undistinguished play
Don't see it if you don't like plays of 90 min with no intermission
See it if like watching dramas about everyday life - the struggles of married life filled with love, hate, anger, fidelity, emptiness, etc.
Don't see it if are are not up for an intense & dark script that starts off happy but gets dark early on in an odd way.
See it if Powerful authentic duet, esp the actress; efficient staging and sound effects; family & Christianity theme, with surprising LGBTQ line under
Don't see it if “Christianity vs GAYness” discussion; A construction work happening next door which was disturbing, but they paused the show and fixed it;
See it if you want to see exceptional acting by DeWanda Wise. She has fire and backbone and can cry and preach on pitch. She is worth the price.
Don't see it if are not sympathetic to the black cause for freedom and equal rights. Don't see it if you do not find sermons to your liking.
See it if You want to see great acting,a dramatic story about marriage,racism,black movement, abortion, deception and double life in the 60’s in south
Don't see it if You are subjects above bothers or does not interest you.
See it if you are keen to see something relevant, tightly written, and well-acted. The final tableau is predictable, but beautiful nonetheless.
Don't see it if you need a break from past-as-present parallels. Set in the 1960s, it's unnerving how many of the themes and struggles still resonate today.
See it if you want to see a new work from a very promising young playwright and you appreciate good acting.
Don't see it if you're not comfortable with "adult themes" like abortion, violence, and LGBTQ issues.
See it if you want to see fine acting by Khris Davis (a sinner-evangelist-preacher) & Dewanda Wise as a conflicted wife who imagines she hears bombing
Don't see it if you're wary of plays that check all the boxes: Civil Rights, adultery, abortion, misogyny, alcoholism, FBI spying, lesbians, psychosis, race
See it if you are into a poignant tale of a mismatched husband and wife set during the Civil Rights era. Many interesting themes, perhaps too many.
Don't see it if you're frustrated by 90-minute no-intermission shows that save the best writing for the end, when you've lost interest.
See it if unbelievably intense social issue oriented gripping emotional cathartic drama. heart-wrenching performance by the main actress
Don't see it if you don't want to succumb to overwhelming emotion or have no ability to concentrate
See it if you are interested in the life and thoughts of a preacher's wife in the Jim Crow South. Unfortunately, the play seems still relevant today!
Don't see it if you don't like plays about conflicts (inter-personal, inter-racial etc.) and like to be purely entertained.