Jonah and Otto
Firefly teamed up with the UK's Lost Tribe Theatre to produce the NY premiere of JONAH AND OTTO, by Robert Holman and directed by Geraldine Hughes. The production ran Off-Broadway at The Lion Theatre through February 2017 and starred Rupert Simonian and Sean Gormley. Jonah is 26, Otto, 62, two men different in every way. But not everything is what it seems when their lives collide one summer's night in a mysterious walled garden on the south coast of England. As their stories of love and loss unravel and memories of the past unturned come to light, they are changed forever. Robert Holman's play is a deeply humane, funny, and ultimately haunting exploration of what it is to be alive.
★★★★ “an extraordinary play. Verbally dazzling…beautiful to watch"- NY Theatre Guide "involving, splendidly acted drama...constantly surprising and wonderfully layered" - This Week in New York “engaging and touching...snappy writing...excellent acting...fine direction" - CurtainUp "The pressing reason to see JONAH AND OTTO is to watch what Simonian and Gormley do with their meaty roles, as directed by Geraldine Hughes" - Huffington Post “DO NOT MISS!…riveting… a master class in acting, handled by two exquisite actors.” - Times Square Chronicles
The production featured set and prop design by Ann Beyersdorfer, lighting design by Kate Bashore, costume design by Katie Sue Nicklos, and sound design by Ian Wehrle. The show was stage managed by Kat West and assistant directed by Taylor Thomson, and the magic consultant was Evan Gambardella. It was produced by Steven Klein, Nick Micozzi, and Natalia Duncan Macker.