WURTSBORO, NY — In honor of and in celebration of February as Black History Month, the Friends of the Mamakating Library will present the play “Pretty Fire” on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m., with a snow date of Friday, March 2 at the same time. The Mamakating Library is located at 128 Sullivan St.
“Pretty Fire” is a one-woman show by playwright Charlayne Woodard, who traces her life from premature birth to 11 years old in five vignettes. Woodard weaves stories of two young sisters in Albany and of three generations of family love, struggle and triumph. The stage is filled with the authentic experience of contemporary African-American life.
“Pretty Fire” features DeLois House of Ellenville as Charlayne Woodard—and an astonishing 24 other characters. House has been in several shows for Big Sky Productions including “Jake’s Women,” “An American Daughter,” “Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First Hundred Years” and “The Exonerated.”
The play is directed by Carol Montana of Grahamsville.
Due to certain subject matter, “Pretty Fire” is recommended for 13 years of age and above. Parental guidance is suggested. Admission is free, and reservations are suggested by calling the Mamakating Library at 845/888-8004.