Six fates, three fables, one family.
Claudette, Claudia, Claudine, Carol, Callum, and Caroline have more in common than names that begin with C—they are haunted by a family history of childhood trauma, which unfolds across three generations—and then loops back … to the future. They do what they can to survive. Sometimes by baking cookies, sometimes by playing fantasy games, and sometimes by smashing a hammer into a TV.
Highly absurd, terribly funny and beautifully constructed, WILDFIRE is a mix of ferocious black comedy and a humanistic worldview which recognizes that seemingly unremarkable lives can experience extraordinary fates.
Upstream Theater is proud to present the English language premiere of the award-winning WILDFIRE (Le Brasier) by Québécois author David Paquet,
translated by Leanna Brodie.
& Jane Paradise
Directed by Philip Boehm
Sets by Michael Heil
Costumes by Laura Hanson
Lighting by Steve Carmichael
“Tragic and funny at once, David Paquet’s fiercely original Wildfire is equipped with astonishing and brilliant thoughts which convey the super-sensitive world vision of this young Québecois playwright” - 7e ciel, Journal Métro
Bohemian Thursday - all tickets are $10
|TICKET PRICE||SERVICE CHARGE||TOTAL PER TICKET|
|$35.00 - Adult GA||n/a||$35.00|
|$30.00 - Senior 65+||n/a||$30.00|
|$25.00 - Full Time Student with ID||n/a||$25.00|
|$10.00 - "Bohemian Thursday" January 30 only||n/a||$10.00|
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Located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri, The Marcelle features a state of the art black box theater, professional dance studios, and nonprofit office suites. A "home for the arts", The Marcelle welcomes New Line Theatre, Dance St. Louis & Big Muddy Dance Co., as resident arts organizations, and hosts productions from Kranzberg Arts Foundation residents and independent producers.
Photo: Luke Lindberg