Pretty Fire
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Mar. 12 - Mar. 22, 2015

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.

Click to read related feature by Robert Faires at the Austin Chronicle, March 12

Pretty Fire
by Charlayne Woodard
Spectrum Theatre Company

March 12 - March 22, 2015
Austin Playhouse
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Austin Playhouse space, lower floor, eastern end of Highland Mall