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Sat January 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
For the second production of its 38th season, CCT presents FIREFLIES, a play by Donja R. Love. There are only three chances to catch this play over one weekend. Show dates are January 14 & 15, 2022, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, and a final matinee on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 4 PM.
Featured in this powerful play are Lionel Downer and Dr. Trisha Harris, who are directed by Jonelle-Alexis Jackson and Eileen Bishop Des Jardins.
The story: Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. Olivia’s fierce speechwriting is the true force behind her charismatic husband, Charles, and his successful Movement, galvanizing people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles’ marriage is threatened—as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that “this world ain’t no place to raise a colored child.”
“A jaw-dropping and explosively dramatic two-hander…a powerful tale of love flashing its light in the dark…FIREFLIES is a drama of extraordinary depth and complexity…Love thrillingly crafts an intimate story that comes to feel cosmic in its enormity by the end.”
“We are used to seeing [Martin Luther King Jr.] fictionalized…But we haven’t seen much onstage about Coretta. In FIREFLIES…playwright Donja R. Love daringly sets out to correct that, subverting the standard portrait of a great-man marriage by making the wife infinitely more interesting than the husband…I was moved by Mr. Love’s willingness to imagine, amid the terror of the times…other kinds of lives than the ones that history books offer.” —NY Times
“This is language as lush catharsis, language as endurance, language as empowerment…it feels like going to church…” —NY Magazine
Tickets are $20 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and CCT members, and may be purchased (for cash only) at the CCT box office prior to each show, which opens 45 minutes before curtain. This play is not recommended for children under age 16. All performances are held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, St. Croix.
Masks are required for entry into CCT. As permitted by the posted guidelines, CCT’s seating capacity has been reduced. Please cooperate in our continued attempts to stay safe and healthy by washing your hands and practice social distancing.
CCT utilizes a HVAC air cooling system which delivers sterilized, HEPA-filtered outside air directly into the auditorium at a rate that forces the inside air to be expelled through roof vents; delivering fresh, clean, germ-free air to the building every two minutes.
CCT productions are jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This production is also co-sponsored by Broadband VI, Christiansted Apothecary Hall, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Primary Care, PLLC, Caledonia Communication Corporation, and MOMosa Monday on WSTX AM 970.
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