Staged Reading of "FIREFLIES" @ PlayRISE Festival of New Works
Sunday, May 21 @ 7:30 PM
Written by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali
"Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. It lights the way for a pregnant Olivia, who's struggling with her sexuality. She finds comfort in herfiery speech writing which becomes the sole force behind her charismatic husband, Charles, and his successful Movement, to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When hate attempts to extinguish their blaze after four little girls are bombed in a church, the smoke that sits atop Olivia and Charles' marriage thickens - as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that"this world ain't no place to raise a colored child."
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