Photo Flash: First Look at Sound Theatre Company's A SMALL FIRE
Sound Theatre Company launches its eighth year of production with the Seattle premiere of A Small Fire by Adam Bock, directed by Julie Beckman. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action!
John and Emily Bridges have stumbled through a long marriage. But when dynamo Emily is overcome by a mysterious illness that slowly strips her of each of her senses - smell, taste, hearing, sight - they must rebalance their relationship and confront some long-buried truths. A Small Fire is a story of love, loyalty and the complexity of enduring bonds.
A Small Fire is the first production in Sound Theatre Company's 2014 season, a collection of three Seattle premieres that examine The Language of Love and Hate. Each play explores how we express, fail to express, or inhibit expression of these most fundamental human emotions, and the consequences of each.
The production features performers who are newcomers to Sound Theatre Company, but familiar to Seattle theatergoers: 2013 Gregory Award nominee Teri Lazzara (August, Osage County, Balagan Theatre) plays the tough businesswoman Emily Bridges, while Seattle favorite Gordon Carpenter (King Lear, Seattle Shakespeare Company) plays husband John. Sara Coates (soon to be seen in Lynn Shelton's film,Laggies) plays their daughter Jenny and Seattle Magazine Spotlight Award-winner Ray Tagavilla as Emily's right-hand-man Billy.
A Small Fire opens tonight, May 30 for a limited run at New City Theatre, located at 1404 18th Avenue in Seattle, with a preview performance on May 29. Tickets are $25, $15 for students, and pay-what-you-can performances on May 29, June 9, and June 16. Due to the small, intimate performance venue, seating for A Small Fire is extremely limited.
Photo Credit: Ken Holmes
Teri Lazzara and Ray Tagavilla.
Gordan Carpenter and Teri Lazzara.
Ray Tagavilla and Teri Lazzara.
Sara Coates and Gordon Carpenter.
Teri Lazzara and Sara Coates.
Ray Tagavilla and Gordon Carpenter.