The Fire Room

ensemble theatre · fugitive kind · Ages 13+ · United States

world premiere
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June 11, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Watching “The Fire Room,” I kept coming back to one of my favorite quotes: “Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” This one-hour production from Fugitive Kind grabs you with a passion not often seen in the hip, ironic stance taken by so many in entertainment. Meghan Brown’s script puts its heart on its sleeve, fastens it with nails, then comes at the audience full force, without worry of bruising or cuts. It’s fast, funny, smart and, in its own twisted way, incredibly sweet. It’s not afraid to care in a time where caring can often be seen as weakness. The cast is as fully committed to director Amanda McRaven’s directorial vision as possible, and McRaven staging is far from the nearly sitcom-style direction often seen on stages this size. When the hour has passed and “The Fire Room” lets you out of its grasp, check your chest for claw marks.

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