Fire in Dreamland

Rinne Groff (The Ruby Sunrise, Saved) returns to The Public with a dynamic and poignantly funny new play directed by Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works at Kansas City Repertory.

On Coney Island, in the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap Hooft, a charismatic European film-maker who sees in the devastation wrought by the storm an opportunity to make a work of art about another disaster that struck Coney Island some hundred years before: the 1911 fire that started in the amusement park known as Dreamland, burning it to ashes from which it never arose. As Kate throws herself into the vortex of Jaap’s visionary schemes, she finds beauty, pain and betrayal, and eventually herself.

Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, FIRE IN DREAMLAND is a vibrant new play that explores the astonishing things we do when faced with devastation.

Originally commissioned by The Public Theater & Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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Public Theater

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St)
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by Jennifer Broski - July 17, 2018
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).
by Michael Dale - July 17, 2018
It's a classically-styled cinematic pose. The kind that tends to define a certain era of film noir. A woman stands alone on the Coney Island boardwalk on a chilly day. Covered in a tan trench coat, belt tied at the waist, she stares out at the ocean. After a few moments, emotions sweep over her and she begins to cry.
by Review Roundups - July 17, 2018
The Public is currently tackling the dynamic and poignantly funny new play Fire in Dreamland. The show opened yesterday, July 16, at the Anspacher Theater. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 10, 2018
The Public is currently tackling the dynamic and poignantly funny new play Fire in Dreamland. Get a look at the production below!
by BroadwayRadio - July 9, 2018
On the most recent episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini spoke to stars of three very different Off-Broadway shows; Rebecca Naomi Jones of The Public's 'Fire in Dreamland,' Derek DelGaudio the star and creator of one-man show 'In & Of Itself,' and Conor Ryan from the return engagement of 'Desperate Measures.' This is a special mini episode with the interview with Rebecca Naomi Jones.
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2018
Rinne Groff returns to The Public with a dynamic and poignantly funny new play directed by Marissa Wolf, Associate Artistic Director and New Works Director at Kansas City Repertory. Check out photos of the production below!
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2018
The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of FIRE IN DREAMLAND, written by Rinne Groff on Tuesday, June 19. The company is currently hard at work in rehearsals, check out the photos below!
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