Inferno! Fire at the Cocoanut Grove: 1942
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Inferno! Fire at the Cocoanut Grove: 1942

Inferno! Fire at the Cocoanut Grove: 1942 NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Sincere, Great writing

About the Show

This new historical drama explores the famously deadly fire that hit a Boston nightclub in 1942.

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Disappointing, Sincere

See it if you want to see an out of town company with the courage to bring a production to NY to explore an historic event.

Don't see it if If a show weighed down by its amateurism and lack of dialogue isn't for you Read more


See it if You are interested in a sharp, witty play that captures its time. I wasn't alive then, but the characters took me there.

Don't see it if If you really don't like period pieces, it might not be fun.

Critic Reviews (3)

Times Square Chronicles
November 28th, 2018

“This nonunion company is full of wonderful actors...capturing perfect accents and the feel of the era. The writing allows us to meet both the victims and the survivors on a personal level...Their stories are compelling, but at times it is too much. A little trimming especially of the musical numbers would have tightened the show. Despite that there is humor and when you hear the lack of concern over human life it is shocking...This play needs to be seen."
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March 2nd, 2016
For a previous production

“After a slow start, ‘Inferno’ begins to gather strength in the first act...The heart of the second act consists of monologues by characters describing their experiences during and after the fire...The play’s pivot point is a single agonized speech by a firefighter...The play notes that laws were changed in response to the disaster. from inside the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island is projected...reminding us that some things never change.”
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December 15th, 2014
For a previous production

“Even though it details the deadliest nightclub fire in our history, the takeaway isn’t one of tragedy but reverence for life and hope for redemption...Prince uses direct address monologues by diverse characters involved with the catastrophe...The show closes with five unbroken minutes of the footage of the 2003 fire at the nightclub The Station in Rhode Island...It’s a powerful reinforcement to the message that life is fragile and precious.”
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