THE STORY: In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Kate meets a charismatic Dutchman named Japp, who’s making a film about a different disaster nearly a century earlier: the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s Dreamland to the ground. Desperate for a higher purpose, Kate becomes completely involved with Japp, for better or worse. FIRE IN DREAMLAND is a ground-breaking exploration of what we can create in the face of devastation.
“FIRE IN DREAMLAND is an emotionally generous play that’s refreshing in its deep belief in the power of one of the oldest and purest forms of theater.” —NY Mag. “Groff, true to form, is telling a complicated tale, spinning out competing narratives, occasionally forcing the audience to pause and take stock.” —TheFrontRowCenter.com. “Groff has written a fascinating piece that shows both the passion and danger dreams can bring.” —Epoch Times. “With FIRE IN DREAMLAND, Groff makes a persuasive argument: That dishonesty exists because we want it to—because we prefer beautiful dreams to depressing reality. More alarmingly, it also illustrates the kind of destruction that can occur when such dreams go up in flames.” —TheaterMania.com.