Michele Pawk and Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Be Mother and Daughter in A Small Fire

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Tony Award winner Michele Pawk will appear with Obie Award winner Reed Birney, Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and NAACP Award nominee Victor Williams in the Playwrights Horizons world premiere of Adam Bock's A Small Fire, to begin Dec. 16.

Michele Pawk
Michele Pawk

Trip Cullman will direct the Off-Broadway production, to open Jan. 6, 2011, at PH's Mainstage Theater on West 42nd Street.

Obie Award winner Bock's plays include The Drunken City, The Receptionist, The Thugs and Swimming in the Shallows. Cullman directed The Drunken City for PH, and Swimming in the Shallows.

The limited engagement will play through Jan. 23, 2011.

PH describes A Small Fire this way: "When a tough-as-nails contractor (Pawk, of Hollywood Arms) finds her senses slipping on the brink of her daughter's (Keenan-Bolger, of …Spelling Bee) 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."

Birney is known for Circle Mirror Transformation at PH and Blasted, among works; Keenan-Bolger appeared in Saved at PH, and in Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Les Misérables; Pawk starred in PH's Prayer for My Enemy and Broadway's Mamma Mia! and Cabaret; and Williams was Deacon Palmer on "The King of Queens" and was featured in Troilus and Cressida for New York Shakespeare Festival. The production will feature scenic design by Loy Arcenas, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Robert Kaplowitz. Production stage manager is Lori Ann Zepp.

The performance schedule will be Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 8 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM.

There are special added Monday evening performances on Dec. 20 and 27 and Jan. 3, all at 7 PM, as well as a special added Wednesday matinee on Dec. 29 at 2:30 PM.

Single tickets, $70, may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (noon-8 PM daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 W. 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).

Visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.

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