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 see a dialog between a man and a woman about what each means to the other. Topics include race, gender and sexual preference.
Don't see it if you are easily offended by any of the above topics.
See it if you enjoy strong performances in shows that grapple with race, gender, power, sexuality, and family - and the intersections of these issues
Don't see it if you're looking for a lighthearted piece of entertainment and currently crave theater as escapism - which is valid, but this show is not that
See it if you like unpredictable stories, ready for an intense theatre w/compelling and intelligent dialogue, relevant, like a lil "Baptist church"
Don't see it if your racist, looking 4 a light nite at the theatre
See it if you want some great acting - well scored performances from two exciting actors; for a blistering drama that resonates in today's society
Don't see it if you need an escape from today's fraught climate, or a comedy or musical - this is a dramatic two-hander.
See it if You enjoy the inside look of a marriage that seems great at first. Like stories set against real historical events. Really like these actors
Don't see it if you don't like exploring themes of feminism, race and marriage.
See it if You appreciate the gradual revelations of the complexities of a marriage against the bombs and killings of Blacks in 1963 in the South.
Don't see it if You don't want to hear about the 1960's civil rights movement again and you prefer more conventional marriages and like happy endings.
See it if you want to see a piece about history that is still timely, you saw "Sugar in our Wounds," you enjoy stories about black struggles
Don't see it if you are triggered by death, abortion, or physical/mental trauma, you don't like dramas
See it if you want to see two phenomenal actors and can forgive a plot that takes on too many narrative twists and turns.
Don't see it if you want resonant well developed plot lines, you don't like melodrama or racially charged, or sexual identity themes.
See it if You want to see a black woman powerfuly claim her space, you're interested in complex explorations of love, blackness, greatness, and family
Don't see it if You are not in a place to dig into what's above. It's been a tough week and there are triggering things (bomb sounds, some violence)