A Small Fire 2011

Opened: January 6, 2011
Closing: January 30, 2011

A Small Fire - 2011 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves) New York, NY 10036

When a tough-as-nails contractor finds her senses slipping on the brink of her daughter’s wedding, the impact on her family is nothing less than seismic. A Small Fire is a human parable in which unexpected loss leads to an unlikely love story.


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Review - A Small Fire
by Ben Peltz - January 12, 2011


The old showbiz adage about always leavin' 'em wanting more isn't always the best advice, as exemplified Adam Bock's fascinating, understated and, in the end, frustratingly incomplete, A Small Fire.  In his usual fashion, especially when teamed up, as he is here, with director Tripp Cullman, Bock takes us on an engrossing journey just beyond the outer edges of reality.  There is some extraordinary scene work, both in his writing and in the collaborative efforts of the director and his two superlative leads, Michele Pawk and Reed Birney.  But while the 80-minute production satisfies in so many ways, the text also leaves out too many delicious details.

Photo Coverage: A SMALL FIRE - Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - January 9, 2011


On January 6, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presented the World Premiere of A SMALL FIRE, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (The Drunken City at PH, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by Trip Cullman (Adam Bock's The Drunken City at PH and Swimming in the Shallows, plus Bachelorette, Some Men, The Last Sunday in June, the recent Edgewise, Adam Rapp's upcoming The Hallway Trilogy) the limited engagement will play through Sunday, January 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

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A Small Fire - 2011 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Play Michele Pawk
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Trip Cullman
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design David Weiner
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Play Adam Bock
2011 The Lortels Outstanding Lead Actress Michele Pawk

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