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An Early History of Fire

An Early History of Fire, Theatre Row/Acorn Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theatre Row/Acorn Theatre

410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Important Dates
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
May 26, 2012
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Critics’ Reviews

[An Early History of Fire] is an entertaining, accurate portrayal of a time when America was on the cusp of social upheaval.

Review by Jennifer Farrar from Associated Press

There’s a moment of stopped time, in which Ms. Darke’s character holds a spoon filled with peanut butter over a piece of bread while the others stare unblinkingly into the future, that beautifully captures both the age of the characters and of the country they belong to. Their glazed but rapturous expressions summon an eternal chapter of youth when, to borrow from a Stephen Sondheim lyric, everything is possible and nothing makes sense.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times