Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FIRE IN DREAMLAND

The Public is currently tackling the dynamic and poignantly funny new play Fire in Dreamland, featuring Kyle Beltran (Lance), Enver Gjokaj (Jaap Hooft), and Rebecca Naomi Jones (Kate).

Rinne Groff returns to The Public with Fire in Dreamland directed by Marissa Wolf, Associate Artistic Director and New Works Director at Kansas City Repertory. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate, meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island's Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap's passion. The only trick is to keep the roller coaster from running off the rails before it destroys them all. Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, Fire in Dreamland is a vibrant new play that explores the astonishing things we create in the face of devastation. The work was originally commissioned by The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

FIRE IN DREAMLAND features scenic and costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and original music and sound design by Brendan Aanes.

We're taking you inside opening night below!

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Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers

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Zach Grenier

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Kate Whoriskey

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Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and family

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Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and family

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Rinne Groff, Susan Hilferty, Marissa Wolf

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Rinne Groff, Susan Hilferty, Marissa Wolf

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Rinne Groff, Marissa Wolf

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Rinne Groff, Marissa Wolf

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Nicole Lewis

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Nicole Lewis

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Kevin Mambo

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Mary Testa

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David Ryan Smith

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David Ryan Smith

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Rinne Groff, Oskar Eustis, Marissa Wolf

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Rinne Groff, Oskar Eustis, Marissa Wolf

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FIRE IN DREAMLAND
Enver Gjokaj, Rinne Groff, Oskar Eustis, Kyle Beltran, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marissa Wolf

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FIRE IN DREAMLAND
Enver Gjokaj, Rinne Groff, Oskar Eustis, Kyle Beltran, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marissa Wolf

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FIRE IN DREAMLAND
Enver Gjokaj, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kyle Beltran

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Enver Gjokaj, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kyle Beltran

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Rebecca Naomi Jones

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Rebecca Naomi Jones

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