LGBT Community Center Announces Bock, Cullman, Pawk In A SMALL FIRE

LGBT Community Center Announces Bock, Cullman, Pawk In A SMALL FIRE

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Speakers series in collaboration with Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) is pleased to announce an evening of engaging conversation about the theater company's upcoming world premiere of A Small Fire, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows), featuring Mr. Bock, director Trip Cullman (Adam Bock's The Drunken City at PH and Swimming in the Shallows) and Tony Award-winning actress Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Merrily We Roll Along, Chicago, Caberet and Seussical). Moderated by Playwrights Horizons Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield, the event will take place on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at The LGBT Center at 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 620-7310, at the LGBT Center website at, or at the door.

An openly gay award-winning playwright, Bock often writes about homosexuality and is quoted as saying, "I'm a gay playwright. I like being called a gay playwright. It's who I am. It's how I write. I have a very specific take on the world because I'm gay."

Beginning previews Thursday, December 16 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Thursday, January 6 at 7PM, A Small Fire will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). In addition to Pawk, the cast will feature three-time Obie Award and Drama Desk Award winner Reed Birney, Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and NAACP Image Award nominee Victor Williams.

When a tough-as-nails contractor (Ms. Pawk) finds her senses slipping on the brink of her daughter's wedding, the impact on her family is nothing less than seismic. A SMALL FIRE is a human parable in which unexpected loss leads to an unlikely love story.
The performance schedule for A SMALL FIRE will be Tuesdays at 7PM, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Single tickets, $70, may be purchased online via, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

For subscription and ticket information to all Playwrights Horizons productions, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, Noon to 8 pm daily, or purchase online at the Playwrights Horizons website at

Adam Bock's (Playwright) The Drunken City was produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2008. His play The Receptionist received its World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 2007 to a sold-out extended run. The play has had many stock and amateur productions around the country, including last fall, starring Megan Mullally at The Odyssey Theatre in LA. His other works include The Thugs (Obie Award), Swimming in the Shallows (3 BATCC Awards, Clauder Award), Five Flights (Glickman Award), The Typographer's Dream, The Shaker Chair and Three Guys and a Brenda (Heideman Award). His plays have been commissioned, developed and produced in NYC by MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Soho Rep, Primary Stages, The Vineyard, Rattlestick, Clubbed Thumb, and regionally at Yale, Trinity Rep, the O'Neill, the Humana Festival, UCross/Sundance, in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, Salt Lake, Montreal, Toronto, London, and Edinburgh, among others. He is the resident playwright at Encore Theater, a Shotgun Players artistic associate, and a New Dramatists member playwright. He is currently writing a screenplay for Scott Rudin/Miramax.

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