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Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of FIREFLIES

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Atlantic Theater Company stages the world premiere production of Fireflies, written by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali. Fireflies is the second part of Donja R. Love's trilogy, which began with the acclaimed play Sugar in Our Wounds, also directed by Saheem Ali. Fireflies just opened last night, October 15th for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 11th, 2018 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Fireflies stars Khris Davis (Broadway's Sweat and FX's "Atlanta") and DeWanda Wise (Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It"). Fireflies marks DeWanda Wise's return to Atlantic after graduating with honors as a BFA Representative from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Acting School. She was a recipient of the Scholar Award as well as the Atlantic Achievement in Studio Award.

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia's fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his successful Movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles' marriage is threatened - as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that "this world ain't no place to raise a colored child."

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Khris Davis, DeWanda Wise

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Chris Chalk, K.D. Chalk

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Hope Boykin, Mirirai Sithole, Segun Akande

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Samira Wiley

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Amy Staats, Megan Hill

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Amy Staats, Megan Hill

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Jeffory Lawson, Kathryn Erbe, Mary McCann, Neil Pepe

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Khris Davis, DeWanda Wise

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Donja R. Love, Khris Davis, DeWanda Wise, Saheem Ali

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DeWanda Wise, Lynn Nottage, Ryan Jamaal Swain

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