Photo Flash: First Look at MUSE OF FIRE at Redtwist Theatre
In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedy. This is their story, as one group struggles to perform a farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the 20th century: the infamous Dreyfus Affair. As MUSE OF FIRE goes on, and dark secrets begin to emerge about the reason for its performance, those performing must ask themselves, can comedy truly have meaning in the face of horror? Who really has the last laugh?
MUSE OF FIRE runs February 13 to March 13, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Appearing in the production are Jake Baker, Jorge Bolanos, Andrew Canada, Glenn Garrabrant, James McGuire, Murphy Mayer, Taylor Pittman and Guy Wicke. The play is directed by Elayne LeTraunik, Associate Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Productions. Stage manager is Beth Bruins with costumes by Rafaela Valderrama.
Jake Rosenberg is the award winning playwright behind Muse of Fire, Brothers, and The Jews, whose plays have been produced across the world, from the Best of Playgrounds Festival in SF to the Producers Club Short Play contest in NYC to the Belarusian Dream Theater Project. His play No One Gives A Clap, was produced in LA, Chicago, Vancouver and Frankfurt, Germany and was also named a finalist for The 2014 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. He is currently a sophomore majoring in dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
Performance times: Saturdays 3pm, & Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.To reserve online, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2327423. To reserve by phone, call 1-800-838-3006, ext. 1. For information, call 773-800-1703.
Click here to watch a short video about MUSE OF FIRE.
Photo Credit: Ron Goldman
Glenn Garrabrant, Taylor Pittman, Andrew Canada
Murphy Mayer (center)