Save The Date: “Firemen” explores an unthinkable love relationship

Rebecca Gray & Ian Bamberg in “Firemen” | Jeff Galfer Photography

By James Schneeweis

A different kind of love story opens at The Echo Theater Company’s 2014 season in its new home at the Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the  Feb. 8 premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith. 
Set in rural Washington state during the first Iraq war, Firemen explores an unthinkable love relationship. Smith, whose frequently looks at the personal relationships through a political lens, provided more details via  press release:

With Firemen, I also wanted to explore the personal home lives of Americans during the first Iraq war … he early ‘90s was a critical period in American history. There was a sudden shift in the way we treat one another. When it becomes okay to send a missile right through somebody’s front door, any line can be transgressed. When the leader is occupying foreign lands, regular people suddenly feel free to occupy the others around them.”

Firemen runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. from Feb. 8 through March 16. There will be one preview performance on Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.  Click here for ticket and location information.

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