Week #2 (Mar. 18 – 20): Fire Dance

By Michael Parsons
Directed by Jeremy Paul

March 18, 2011 - March 20, 2011

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


Building a new partnership, this festival will feature three new works written by graduating students from the NEOMFA in Creative Writing, under the guidance of professor and playwright, Mike Geither. The NEOMFA in Creative Writing is a consortium of four universities: Cleveland State University, Kent State University, The University of Akron, and Youngstown State University. Each weekend will feature a world premiere work by a graduate student.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Lindsay Carter - Stage Manager
Alison Garrigan - Costume Design

Fire Dance

Nicky McManus is a New York firefighter. His brother Sean is a stock broker in Chicago who returns to the Big Apple after the death of their mother. Sean decides to stay in New York and move in with Nicky in an effort to reconnect with his brother – and to pursue his old flame, Janice. When Janice moves into the apartment, however, long-dormant passions are aroused in cold-hearted Nicky, and old rivalries between the brothers come to the surface with consequences that will change them both forever.

Featuring: Val Kozlenko and Brian McNally