PrismHouse Theatre Company Presents ABLAZE: An A Cappella Musical Thriller At The New Ohio Theatre

PrismHouse Theatre Company Presents ABLAZE: An A Cappella Musical Thriller At The New Ohio Theatre

PrismHouse Theatre Company presents the East Coast Premiere of ABLAZE: an a cappella musical thriller with a Book, Music, and Lyrics by Matthew B. Zrebski this August at The New Ohio Theatre. Performances begin this Friday August 16th and run through August 24th.

At an old abandoned high school on the outskirts of town, a group of loitering teenagers is suddenly surrounded by fire as the walls burn fast around them. They find a hold in a corner of the gymnasium floor. They jump in. They survive the flames. Then they realize they are not alone, and someone is watching. As their nineteen days of captivity progress, personal demons and vendettas emerge with ferocity, forcing them to either turn forever against each other or fight for survival. Based on his 2004 play, playwright and composer Matthew B. Zrebski has created a claustrophobic exploration of teenagers under the eye of a monstrous predator they can't see. Almost entirely sung with occasional percussive sounds and rhythmic spoken word, "Ablaze: an a cappella musical thriller" is a bold experiment in musical theatre, and an unapologetic look at the lives of adolescents and the issues they must face.

ABLAZE is directed by Nigel Semaj B., Assistant Directed by Jennie Russianoff, with Musical Direction by Caroline Hertz, Associate Music Direction by Richard Lowenburg, and featuring Racquel Jean-Louis, Marissa Joyce Stamps, Chloe Teresa Wilson, Teresa Mae Lafferty, Braeden Glenn Tuttle, Nick Akins, Elliott Daniels, Adam McDonald, Brenna Ryan, Michelle Bouchard, Beau McGhee, Will Thomae, Haley Miller, Kara Snyder, and Becca Weinberg. With Lighting Design by Asa Lipton, Costume Coordination by Joanna Pisano, and Production Manager Krissy Delahanty.

Tickets are $20 and are available now at

PrismHouse Theatre Company reinvigorates, reignites, and reinforces. We reinvigorate narratives; we reignite theatre's indispensability; we reinforce the value and relevance of a piece for a modern audience. Our theatre empowers this audience to launch new dialogues and leave with questions, rather than answers. Ultimately, PrismHouse Theatre Company shares stories, any story, because every story deserves to be told.

Formed in 2016 by students at NYU & the Atlantic Acting School, we are an NYC-based company committed to fostering a community of emerging artists and producing work that is not only relevant, but necessary. We produce both new and established plays that are edgy, fun, and challenge the expectations and actions of our audiences.

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New Ohio Theatre is a two-time Obie Award-winning theatre under the leadership of Robert Lyons, Artistic Director, and Marc Stuart Weitz, Producing Director. The New Ohio serves New York's most adventurous theatre audiences by developing and presenting bold work from today's vast independent theatre community. They believe the best of this community, the small artist-driven ensembles and the daring producing companies who operate without a permanent theatrical home, are actively expanding the boundaries of where American theatre is right now and where it's going. From their home in the West Village's historic Archive Building, the New Ohio provides a high-profile platform for downtown's most mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish and profound theatrical endeavors. The theatre is accessible from the #1 train to Christopher St. or A, B, C, D, E, F or M train to West 4th St. For info visit

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