The Warehouse Theatre, a regional professional theatre based in the Upstate of South Carolina, is presenting Ken Weitzman’s one-man play, Fire in the Garden, for an online-only release.
The play finds a father recording a birthday message to his one-year-old son as he wrestles with the legacy, doubt, and hope for the world that his son inherits. The play will feature longtime Warehouse performer, Aaron Brakefield (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Pride and Prejudice), and is being directed by Jay Briggs (Clybourne Park, Pride and Prejudice).
While a continued departure from their normal live performance format due to the ongoing pandemic, The Warehouse has selected a show that stays true to its mission and features heart, relevance, and a deep-rooted sincerity in its exploration of how people continue to evolve with their places in the world.
Playwright Ken Weitzman is the recipient of The L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting for Arrangements, TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award for The Catch, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Generations competition for seal boy, and South Coast Repertory’s Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright. Organizations who have commissioned Weitzman’s work include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Arena Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatre Emory, Out of Hand Theatre, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.
The show streams February 18-28. Tickets are $10. The show can be viewed at the ticket buyer’s leisure (including multiple views). Tickets can be purchased at www.WarehouseTheatre.com or by calling 864-235-6948. Runtime is approximately 45 minutes.