A Small Fire

Written by Adam Bock

Directed by Mary Ann Rodgers

In-person performances: May 14 - June 12, 2022

M.A.D. Night : Thursday, May 26

Audio described performance & haptic tour: Sunday, May 29. Learn more about accessibility at the Ashby Stage!

Video on demand: A video on demand with optional closed captions will be available from June 8 - 19! The link to purchase and view will be made available on June 8.

Run time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission


As Emily Bridges loses her ground in the sensory world, she rediscovers a sensual connection with her husband, igniting a small fire that helps her find her way through the darkness. Join Shotgun Players for Obie Award-winner Adam Bock’s meticulous coming of middle age story about one woman’s journey back to herself.

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Sidewalk Sessions: Live pre-show music on Fridays and Saturdays

NEW PRE-SHOW FESTIVITIES! Join us at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings for Ashby Stage Sidewalk Sessions, short sidewalk concerts featuring artists such as Golda Sargento and Josh Pollock. Grab a drink at concessions, and head outside to enjoy free live music by some incredible musicians.

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Pay-What-You-Can Performances

Our previews performances between May 14 and May 20 are pay-what-you-can shows, meaning that you set the preferred price of your ticket!

We have a select handful of possible ticket prices for these shows. However, if you would like to pay a price not listed on the website, we can help! Simply contact our box office by email at boxoffice@shotgunplayers.org or by phone at 510.841.6500 ext. 303, and we can take it from there.

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