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The stage is bare except for a wooden loveseat and a young African-American woman. Then the lyrical, lifting words of Charlayne Woodard begin weaving stories of two young sisters in the small world of Albany, New York; of Ku Klux Klan riders burning a cross—the ironic "pretty fire" of the title—in the hilltop black town of Rosignol Hill, Georgia; of three generations of family love, struggle and triumph. And suddenly that empty stage becomes crowded with the authentic, mesmerizing experience of contemporary ...
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The stage is bare except for a wooden loveseat and a young African-American woman. Then the lyrical, lifting words of Charlayne Woodard begin weaving stories of two young sisters in the small world of Albany, New York; of Ku Klux Klan riders burning a cross—the ironic "pretty fire" of the title—in the hilltop black town of Rosignol Hill, Georgia; of three generations of family love, struggle and triumph. And suddenly that empty stage becomes crowded with the authentic, mesmerizing experience of contemporary African-American life. PRETTY FIRE is an enthralling celebration of life. Filled with earthy humor, it takes readers on a universal journey through a world in which the family bond is as strong as steel.
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NY Times
Exhilarating and unflaggingly entertaining...One of the most positive pictures of the black-American experience I've ever seen on stage...Rapturous tales...
NY Daily News
Life-affirming...One of the most moving and exhilarating evenings this year. We sometimes forget that theater at its most profound is a celebration of life. All by herself, Woodard accomplishes this with far greater ease than many plays that fill their stages with seeming multitudes.
NY Post
A born winner...The extraordinarily gifted Charlayne Woodard offers five vignettes tracing her life from a premature birth to a joyous maturity at eleven years old. She is a professional charmer, playful, amusing, light-touched, occasionally ironic. Woodard holds us beautifully and gently. We are enchanted and moved
NY Newsday
Inspiring, illuminating and engrossing.
L.A. Times
A remarkable tour de force...A remarkable feat of writing and performing—a rare autobiographical tour de force so lustrous it seems to reinvent the whole solo-acting genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452273856
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Series: Drama Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Pretty Fire - Wonderful! Ebony Marshall-Oliver fan 4ever

    Saw Ebony Marshall-Oliver perform this at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theater yesterday, and am still amazed, delighted, uplifted and grateful. I really hope that you will see/read/hear/act this wonderful work. It is a beautiful story, and this actress really brought it to life.

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