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Fire in a Dark House
The Whitefire Theatre
Sherman Oaks, CA
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FIRE IN A DARK HOUSE is a world premiere drama about star-crossed young lovers whose families and community are thrown into turmoil when anti-immigrant fervor sweeps the nation during World War I.  Created by Mona Z. Smith and Traci Mariano, FIRE runs Thursdays at 8:00 pm, September 13  November 15, at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA.

In this beautiful and poignant wartime romance, a passionate young woman falls for the son of a newspaper publisher  a politically powerful man who wages a dangerous propaganda campaign against immigrant families, including her own. Drawing inspiration from historical events, FIRE IN A DARK HOUSE explores themes that resonate today, including what it means to be an American, an immigrant, a young Dreamer, and a patriot.

FIREs ensemble cast features Tallula Henderson, Andrew J. Langton, Margy Love, Augusta Mariano, Paul McCrillis, Sanford Reed, and Aaron Stevenson.

FIRE IN A DARK HOUSE is presented in fall 2018 in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice of November 1918 and the November 2018 national elections.  Related events include talkbacks after every FIRE performance with the cast and fellow audience members. Follow our FB page @FireInADarkHouse to continue the discussion.

The production will be performed every Thursday night at 8 pm through November 15. Related events include nightly talkbacks with the cast and fellow audience members.

FIRE is presented by Whitefire Theatre and Slowly I Turned Productions. The design and production team includes Kaitlin Chang (Set Design), Cathy Small (Costume Design), Brandon Loeser (Projection Design), Derrick McDaniel (Lighting Design), Jeff Scott (Composer), Jeremy Robinson (Sound Design & Music Director), Katelyn Rydzewski (Stage Manager), and Michele Bronstein (Production Manager).

Appropriate for ages 13+. (Mild swearing, some adult themes)

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission

About Show Times and Tickets:  
Dates: September 13 - November 15, Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm.

Location: Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks 91423 (at Sunnyslope). AC/Heat. Wheelchair Accessible. PARKING: Arrive early for on-street parking at meters; parking is not permitted on residential side streets after 6 pm. Convenient valet parking at Augustine Wine Bar (on Ventura Blvd, just across Sunnyslope from the theatre).

Tickets: $35. Seniors/Students/Military with ID: $25.

Tickets and information at Brown Paper Tickets:                                  or 800-838-3006.


The characters are bold and the performances are really beautiful. . .Production work is first-rate. . .Its touching and funny and tragic. I loved it."
 Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros /

A powerful tale of injusticethoughtful yet intense. . .poignant and timely.
Mary Mallory / Tolucan Times

Fire in a Dark House is a well-crafted playa smooth interweaving of patriotism, womens rights, ethnic identity, and an ill-fated romance.
Iris Mann / StageRaw

FIRE IN A DARK HOUSE was created by Mona Z. Smith and Traci Mariano. These two women have collaborated for 25+ years on theater, film, and television projects including: BORDERLANDS at SoHo Rep in NYC (by Smith, dir. by Mariano; winner, national Berilla Kerr Award); BECOMING SOMETHING at the Kraine Theater in NYC (by Smith, dir. by Mariano, music by Jeff Scott); ALL THAT REMAINS at Kumu Kahua Theater in Honolulu (by Smith, dir. by Mariano; winner, seven Pookela Awards from the Hawaii State Theater Association).
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The Whitefire Theatre (View)
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Political
Social > Dating

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Slowly I Turned Productions
On BPT Since: Jun 05, 2018
Traci Mariano


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