Part haunted house and part adventure novel, A Terrific Fire follows Dr. Wishniak, a Victorian mind scientist fraught with anachronisms, on his quest for wild living. As he leads the audience deeper into his psyche, new extremists emerge from the shadows, the theatre changes shape, perspectives shift, the guides are no longer trustworthy, and the journey gets personal. Using themes from Henrik Ibsen’s epic morality play Brand, A Terrific Fire examines the extreme nature of modern life and the ways that what you love will be your undoing.

Performed and Created by: Aram Aghazarian, Roblin Davis, Jed Hancock-Brainerd, and Rebecca Noon

Outside Eye: D’Arcy Dersham

Tex Contributor: Adara Meyers and the Ensemble

Stage Manager: Amy Beckwith

Lighting Designer: Ted Boyce-Smith

Poster Illustrator: Jesse Thompson

Photographer: Shea’la Finch

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A Terrific Fire  was developed thanks to support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and the City and Borough of Juneau, Providence Provision, our generous kickstarter donors, Perishable Theatre and 95 Empire in Providence, RI,  Perseverance Theatre in Douglas, Ak, and Henrik Ibsen’s play Brand.