Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Celebrates
Women’s History Month with NAACP Award-Winning Play “Pretty Fire”
(Miami, February 3, 2020) – The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) celebrates Women’s History Month with the NAACP award-winning play, “Pretty Fire” March 13-15th at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33127. This production is a part of AHCAC’s 45th Anniversary celebration.
“Pretty Fire,” winner of two NAACP Theatre Awards (Best Play and Best Playwright), is the first play of a trilogy written by playwright and actress Charlayne Woodard. In five autobiographical vignettes, the play is a touching story of an African American family through three generations of love, struggle and triumph. The one-woman show shares the story of Woodard’s premature birth and her growing up in Albany, New York, while the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses in her grandparents’ town in Georgia.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Center has chosen to have a predominantly female production including the director, stage manager and producer, with the lead played by actress Trittney Huzzie. “Pretty Fire” also serves as the directorial debut of Carbonell-nominated actress, and Winner of the Broadway World Award for Best Actress, Khadijah Rolle. Rolle believes it is important for the industry to see women of color in the director’s chair. “I am honored for the opportunity to work with such dynamic women of color. I’m equally honored to work with the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center for my first show. The Center is a staple amongst the arts community and has impacted so many lives of people that look like me.”
“Pretty Fire” has a run time of 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission. Ticket prices range from $5 to $35. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military, and groups of 10 or more.