Firehouse: Firefighter Drama Based on True Events
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The last date listed for Firehouse was Sunday September 11, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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After a near-miss on the racetrack, NASCAR driver Bobby Horvath returns home to his Midwestern hometown where he must confront his career's downward projection in this revival of John Bishop's Broadway drama. With a rich cast of characters, including family members, fellow drivers, racing groupies, union leaders and factory workers, The Trip Back Down takes place over two decades of Horvath's life, and is told through a series of flashbacks where his past collides with his present. Bishop was a member of the acclaimed Circle Repertory Company and this play was his first Broadway success before his Hollywood writing career. The revival stars soap opera actor Nick Stabile as Horvath and is directed by Terri Hanauer. Learn More
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Featured review from janeRed Velvet
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I wish i could add another star to the rating, it was that good. Superb acting, dialogue, relevancy, intensity. I didn't even notice the time. What a jewel to find. It could be easily on a bigger more visible stage and the intimacy would not be lost. Get there and see this one.
Quotes & Highlights
- Based in part on <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadou_Diallo_shooting">the shooting of Amadou Diallo</a> in the Bronx in 1999.
Laura Coker in association with the Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Firehouse by award-winning playwright, Pedro Antonio Garcia, directed by Bryan Rasmussen, consulting producer Robert "Bobby" Moresco (co-writer of Crash).
Based on true events, this life and death story of the moral choices of firemen explodes when a young girl dies and the firehouse is blamed.
Firehouse is a re-examination of the Amadou Diallo issue set inside a South Bronx firehouse. A probationary, rookie fireman responds to a fire rescuing a veteran firefighter, in lieu of a 12 year-old girl, who dies as a result. The community is outraged; mass demonstrations ensue. The rookie fireman, a former cop who had previously been tried and acquitted -– along with three other cops -- for the murder of an unarmed Puerto Rican, claims to have not seen the young girl.
Is the rookie fireman telling the truth, or is this a case of a cover-up involving race?
Cast: Kamar de los Reyes, Gerald Downey, Jossara Jinaro, Ed Morrone, Elvis Nolasco, Bryan Rasmussen, and Jon Southwell
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