Read Reviews for Donja R. Love’s Fireflies at Atlantic Theater Company

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Donja R. Love’s Fireflies at Atlantic Theater Company
 
DeWanda Wise and Khris Davis star in the world premiere, directed by Saheem Ali.
DeWanda Wise and Khris Davis in Fireflies
DeWanda Wise and Khris Davis in Fireflies Ahron R. Foster

Atlantic Theater Company celebrated the official opening of Donja R. Love's play Fireflies October 16. The world premiere, directed by Saheem Ali, is the second work in Love's trilogy of plays celebrating queer black stories at pivotal moments in history.

Set in the Jim Crow South, Fireflies tells the story of young married couple Charles and Olivia. She is a fierce speech writer and he, the leader of a movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom.

Fireflies began performances September 26 and stars Khris Davis and DeWanda Wise as Charles and Olivia, respectively.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway production, scheduled through November 11, below.

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Fireflies features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Justin Ellington, projection design by Alex Basco Koch, and casting by Telsey + Company: Adam Caldwell, CSA; Will Cantler, CSA; Karyn Casl, CSA.

Read: THROUGH TELLING A BLACK, QUEER, CIVIL WAR-SET LOVE STORY, 2 ACTORS OFFER REPRESENTATION FOR THE UNDERREPRESENTED

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