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 love great acting. DeWanda Wise is giving one of the performances of the season and will tear your heart out. I wept.
Don't see it if You don't like poetic lyricism in your drama. The writing here is rich, and not everyone will respond.
See it if intense acting with a religious theme is your thing
Don't see it if you haven't seen Sugar in Our Wounds. It's not necessary but helps bridge the theme at the conclusion
See it if You want to see a tour de force performance dealing with issues of race and gender.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a play that deals with history in a literal fashion.
See it if If you want to see a period piece that brings the past into the present.
Don't see it if If you aren't interested in politically driven theatre.
See it if you want an intense, beautifully played drama that makes the most of its simple staging.
Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to see it.
See it if If you like a historical backdrop, are interested in a human experience & want to see a story which shows the complicated facets of love!
Don't see it if If you are not interested in a story within a story, within a story (a history lesson and a love story).
See it if The show has a good story line about African Americans in the early 1960's in the south.
Don't see it if If you don't like theater that takes place in the 1960's and is about race in the south.
See it if You would like to see a well acted play, that explores the trials and tribulations of Black Americans.
Don't see it if You can’t handle or relate to the reality of how blacks were treated in the 50’s 60’s and still being treated in today’s society.
See it if Interested in the complexities of relationships. Shines light on expectations placed on women within (and outside) of relationships
Don't see it if Uncomfortable with pushing the boundaries of sexuality and attraction.
See it if You are interested in work that explores Black/queer themes set in the Civil Rights era & enjoy the works of Alice Walker and August Wilson.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays that explore heavy themes, or that have complicated endings.
See it if you enjoy wonderful writing and people falling into and out of love. if you enjoy a human story of repressed sex & sexuality.
Don't see it if you can't deal with America in the 60's and the plight of women & people of color.
See it if i mean, not really alot of reasons to see this one, its a mess.
Don't see it if you enjoy cohesive, well writen plays, this is a kitchen sink soap opera
See it if you love supporting Black-Queer theatre and stories, and love watching superb acting in a small intimate venue.
Don't see it if you are expecting writing that is expert in terms of plot/character coherence - this play raises more questions than answers
See it if You enjoy unique historical dramas and 2-person shows with a heavy emphasis on acting. You like pretty people onstage.
Don't see it if You then need very experienced actors who can handle a 2-hander.
See it if You're interested in a woman exploring her role in society against the background of the Alabama church bombing and a turbulent marriage
Don't see it if Your idea of the 1960s doesn't include the violence experienced by the civil rights movement and how women's choices were circumscribed
See it if You love masterfully written plays with strong black women in lead roles, performed by a woman you absolutely want to be when you grow up
Don't see it if You're easily triggered by loud noises or if you have difficulty connecting to stories starring minorities.
See it if You're ready to be gutted, then resurrected, and then taken all the way to church by a incredible performances. (You won't be ready, but GO)
Don't see it if theatre as a distraction from the times is more your thing.