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Manhattan-based actor, writer; storyteller.
By Raúl Garza
Directed by Michelle Bossy
Emi and Gus are siblings living with their mother in Chicago. Emi is writing a novel about her family, but her desire to tell a good story means she risks exposing their long-buried secrets. Gus is working in a butcher shop with only the wisecracking cow head to talk to, eager to get out. Each of them is caught between the past and the future in this funny, moving new play about how telling your story isn’t always telling your truth.
BY THE GRACE OF FIREFLIES is the 5th play of a 7-play cycle about the many lives directly and indirectly affected by one soldier’s tour of duty in Iraq and subsequent suicide. FIREFLIES follows Michelle as she grows increasingly concerned at the presence of a swarm of fireflies that appears in her yard following her ex’s suicide. When her new boyfriend reveals a secret regarding her ex, she must question what she’s holding on to and why.