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Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-990-2324
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from Erin G.
94 events 46 reviews

Great acting, wow! Definitely an interesting story of ethics and morals. You felt torn between what the truth really was and then you ask yourself "what would I have done in this situation?" By the end, I was completely convinced of the truth and...continued

reviewed Jun 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan
Red Velvet 46 events 29 reviews

Powerful story. Well acted.

reviewed Mar 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gerry
80 events 43 reviews

This is a very interesting drama, very well written and well acted by all the actors. There's believable dramatic tension between several of the characters that intensifies the conflict. Since the theater is very small, you feel like you're...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Based in part on the shooting of Amadou Diallo in the Bronx in 1999.

Description

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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