Fire in Dreamland

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: June 19, 2018
Opening date: July 16, 2018
Closing date: August 5, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Rinne Groff (The Ruby Sunrise, Saved) returns to The Public with a dynamic and poignantly funny new play directed by Marissa Wolf, Associate Artistic Director/New Works Director 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
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director
Patrick Willingham Executive Director
Rinne Groff Playwright
Brendan Aanes Original Music
Marissa Wolf Director
Addie Gorlin Assistant Director
Susan Hilferty Set Designer
Susan Hilferty Costume Designer
Amith Chandrashaker Lighting Designer
Brendan Aanes Sound Designer
David Stein Assistant Set Designer
Sarita Fellows Assistant Costume Designer
S. Stolnack Assistant Lighting Designer
Ien DeNio Assistant Sound Designer
Lawrence Schober Assistant Sound Designer
Chris Waters Stage Manager
Buzz Cohen Production Stage Manager
Clare M. Kavanah Prop Master
Rachel Kenner Assistant Prop Master
Ron Carlos Dialect Coach

Actor Role
Kyle Beltran Lance
Enver Gjokaj Jaap Hooft
Rebecca Naomi Jones Kate