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Stoking The Fire!

The Fire This Time: Season 9: 10-Minute Play Festival

Directed by Candis C. Jones

Presented by Frigid New York and Horse Trade Theater at the Kraine Theater, NYC

January 15-28, 2018

The consistently excellent The Fire This Time Festival, which features new plays from artists of African descent, is in its ninth season. Among its schedule of readings and performances, the 10-Minute Play Festival is a consistent highlight, and this year's is no exception. Showcasing the work of six playwrights and directed by Candis C. Jones, the festival, performed by a skillful cast to an enthusiastic packed house on the night that we attended, engages a range of topics and tones that nonetheless echo and resonate with one another, creating a whole that is intriguing, affecting, and entertaining right through the curtain call.

Shelley Fort's Poppy kicks off the proceedings, following the eponymous Poppy (Claire Fort) as, having left school and home behind,

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