MIAMI, Florida – The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center celebrates Women’s History Month with the NAACP award-winning play, “Pretty Fire” on March 13-15 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave in Miami. The play features women in lead production roles – including director, stage manager and producer – and is part of the Center’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.
The cast includes the lead role played by actress Trittney Huzzie. “Pretty Fire” is the directorial debut of Carbonell-nominated actress, and winner of the Broadway World Award for Best Actress, Khadijah Rolle.
“We are thrilled that Khadijah Rolle agreed to direct such a poignant theatrical work, by one of the great voices of the American theatre,” stated Marshall L. Davis, the Center’s Managing Director. “We are committed to telling the stories African American women, and an all-female production during Women’s History Month is an important way to lead and celebrate.”
“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. Tickets can be purchased online at https://tickets.ftfshows.comor by calling the Sandrell Rivers Box Office at (305) 284-8872. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Opening Night: $35
General Admission: $25
Student Tickets: $5 (Culture Shock Miami)