Fireflies, written by Donja Love, tells the story of Rev. Charles Grace and his wife Olivia:
The Civil Rights Movement has ignited the South, and the charismatic Rev. Charles Grace needs a new speech to galvanize the people. But it is Olivia, his pregnant wife, who writes those fiery speeches, and her tolerance for playing the supporting role to her husband is wearing thin. As the growing weight of secrets threatens her marriage, and a nation’s hatred threatens her child’s future, Olivia must rediscover the place that love has in her world.
The show stars Kimmy Schofield as Olivia and Cedric Jones as Charles. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online.
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S Broadway Ave
March 25-26 8 p.m.
March 27th 2:30 p.m.
Top image from the C-U at the Show website.