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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.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a disillusioned do-gooder named Kate meets Jaap, a charismatic European making a film about the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s Dreamland amusement park to ashes. Desperate for something to live for, Kate buys a ticket on the thrill ride of Jaap’s passion. The only trick is to keep the roller coaster from running off the rails before it destroys them all.

Breaking the boundaries of time and narrative, FIRE IN DREAMLAND is a vibrant new play that explores the astonishing things we create in the face of devastation.

Originally commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre & The Public Theater

play_circle_outline Playwright Rinne Groff Visits Her Inspiration for FIRE IN DREAMLAND
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New York Premiere

Written by Rinne Groff
Directed by Marissa Wolf

Featuring Kyle Beltran, Enver Gjokaj, and Rebecca Naomi Jones

Scenic Design by Susan Hilferty
Costume Design by Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design by Amith Chandrashaker
Original Music & Sound Design by Brendan Aanes
Prodouction Stage Manager: Buzz Cohen

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