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 NYTIMES Review: ‘Fireface’ Explores Incest, Jealousy and Pyromania

NYTIMES Review: ‘Fireface’ Explores Incest, Jealousy and Pyromania

There are rules about shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater. But it’s almost unbearably tempting to yell it during Third Space’s production of “Fireface,” particularly when a Zippo-wielding sociopath begins splashing what is ostensibly gasoline across the narrow stage floor of the Brick, near enough to spray your sandals.

REVIEW: KIDS ON FIRE (A RESPONSE TO FIREFACE AT THE BRICK)

REVIEW: KIDS ON FIRE (A RESPONSE TO FIREFACE AT THE BRICK)

Fireface, a German play written by Marius von Mayenburg and first staged in 1998, is not science fiction – it’s a family drama that falls somewhere nearer to dark comedy bordering on horror.  As a play, it seems primarily interested in shocking you by showing you callous youth behaving recklessly, and it features a central character who seems plucked out of a Stephen King novel. Kurt (played convincingly by Tim Creavin), is a dead-eyed adolescent on the verge of puberty, who is more than a little bit into his older sister (Olga, rendered through a combination of teenage detachment and manic exuberance by Rachel Keller)...

 ANNOUNCEMENT: Fireface will have its New York Premiere at The Brick Theater in 2015!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fireface will have its New York Premiere at The Brick Theater in 2015!

Third Space is delighted to announce their acceptance into The Brick Resident Artists Program. The residency, which will occur between August and September, and will include Third Space’s New York premiere of Fireface, an award-winning play, by Marius von Mayenburg, translation by Maja Zade, and directed by Third Space co-founder Benjamin Viertel.