Emily, a successful business woman, suddenly and inexplicably begins to lose her senses – first smell, then sight, then hearing. A fiercely independent person, she must now rely on her husband, John, whom she has always taken for granted. Encouraged by family and friends to leave her, John must decide if he will be the one to provide Emily the hope she needs to reclaim her life under seemingly impossible circumstances.
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Duration: 75 min.
Mary MacDonald Kerr as Emily
Mark Corkins as Billy
Jonathan Smoots as John
Emily Vitrano as Jenny
David Cecsarini, Director
Rick Rasmussen, Scenic Designer
Aaron Sherkow, Lighting Designer
Dana Brzezinski, Costume Designer
David Cecsarini, Sound Designer
Heidi Salter, Properties Master
Jessica Connelly, Stage Manager
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Next Act Theatre’s production of Adam Bock’s “A Small Fire” follows one home, and demands contemplation.– Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MacDonald Kerr’s transition … is stellar.– Blaine Schultz, Shepherd Express
David Cecsarini directs a small, stellar cast of Milwaukee theatre icons in a very gripping story of a woman who is slowly becoming disconnected from the outside world.– Russ Bickerstaff, The Small Stage
It is an incredibly moving, artistic, yet simple play that reaches to the very core of our humanity.– Marilyn Jozwik, Wisconsin Theater Spotlight
Some of Milwaukee’s best-known actors give richly textured performances that allows us to identify with each character.– Anne Siegel, TotalTheater.com
It is a very touching play. One that makes one realize that our capacity to smell, taste, see, hear, and feel are very precious gifts and capabilities.– Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman