Pretty Fire
Cathy Simpson (Pretty Fire, 2012)
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Pretty Fire

OCT 31—NOV 18, 2012

by Charlayne Woodard
Directed by James Ijames
Starring Cathy Simpson

"Exhilarating and unflaggingly entertaining... one of the most positive pictures of the black-American experience I've ever seen on stage... rapturous tales."—New York Times

Two sisters growing up in a close-knit family venture into the wider world, encountering Ku Klux Klan riders in Georgia, and three generations of a family's struggles and triumphs. Award-winning actress and acclaimed storyteller Cathy Simpson commands the stage in this heartwarming love letter to family life. Pretty Fire, directed by Barrymore Award winner James Ijames in his directorial debut, is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Theatre awards for Best Play and Best Playwright.

Speaker Series

Theatre Horizon will kick off their Speaker Series running the month of November alongside the production. All events are free to ticketholders. Noteworthy speakers include talk backs with actress Cathy Simpson, Director James Ijames, and Artistic Director Erin Reilly. Mike Whistler of Montgomery County College's Theatre Department will be joing the conversation on November 8 and Adrienne Whaley and Ivan Henderson of the AAMP (African-American Museum in Philadelphia) on November 18.

Production Team

James Ijames

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