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The World Premiere of FIREHOUSE at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks is an OUTSTANDING new play based on a true story about the moral choices we make, and the honor and loyalty within Firehouse 61 in South Bronx, New York.  The honorable FDNY!
 Bryan Rasmussen, Kamar de los Reyes, Jon Southwell, Ed Morrone

Beautifully written by Pedro Antonio Garcia and superbly directed by Brian Rasmussen (Blood Brothers) with Robert ‘Bobby’ Moresco (co-writer CRASH) as consulting producer, FIREHOUSE makes us think about the choices we would make when faced with a catastrophe, UNTIL we learn all the facts surrounding the situation.  The play makes us question the moral choice of one new rookie firefighter, Gerald Downey as Boyle, who saves a fellow fireman rather than a 12 year-old girl in a burning building.  We realize how important it is to get all the facts before we make a judgment.
Kamar de los Reyes, fantastic as Robert “Perry” Miranda, is torn between his girlfriend, Jossara Jinaro, a neighborhood community lawyer, Aida Rojas, who believes that Boyle deliberately neglected to save the young girl from the fire, AND his firefighter brothers’ who demand his loyalty in defending Boyle.  Fellow firefighters Ed Morrone as Valentine, Jon Southwell as Breaker and Bryan Rasmussen as “Cap” are fantastic and show us the level of responsibility toward their moral code.  The brilliant performance by Elvis Nolasco as Perry’s strung-out half brother Pito brings raw, credible attention to how gangs and drugs can ruin lives.

Jossara Jinaro, Kamar de los Reyes
Every member of this fine cast is superb and extremely talented:  Kamar de los Reyes (One Life to Live) as Robert Miranda (Perry), Gerald Downey (Leverage) as Brian Boyle “Boyle”, Jossara Jinaro (Passions) Aida Rojas, Ed Morrone (The Fugitive Chronicles) as Mike Valentine, Elvis Nolasco (Miracle Boys) as Pito, Bryan Rasmussen (24) Charlie McGowan “Cap” and Jon Southwell (What Would Jesus Do?) as William Salerno “Breaker”.  What a fantastic cast!!!

Firefighters face great challenges daily working to protect a neighborhood and its residents.  They act under a code of honor.  The Maltese Cross (a symbol of protection) is a firefighter’s badge of honor, signifying that he works with courage, just a ladder rung away from death, and willing to lay down his life for you.  

THIS IS ONE PLAY NOT TO MISS and brings a true theatre experience to LA and the NoHoArtsDistrict!  Playing only Friday’s at 8pm with heavy adult language, don’t let rain, snow (God forbid in LA) or dead of night keep you from seeing FIREHOUSE.  I really can’t say enough about it.  It leaves you thinking and talking about how fantastic it is.  The sets, lighting, and production as a whole add to the enjoyment.

Written by:  Pedro Antonio Garcia
Directed by:  Bryan Rasmussen
Executive Producer:  Laura Coker
Consulting Producer:  Robert ‘Bobby’ Moresco
Cast:  Kamar de los Reyes, Jossara Jinaro, Ed Morrone, Jon Southwell, Gerald Downey, Bryan Rasmussen and Elvis Nolasco.
Director:  Bryan Rasmussen
Executive Producer:  Laura Coker
Consulting Producer:  Robert ‘Bobby’ Moresco
Producer:  Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners
Set Designer:  Chris Tulysewski
Costume Designer: Susanne Klein
Lighting/Sound Designer:  Carey Dunn
Casting Director:  Natalie Ballesteros
Production Stage Manager:  Carole Ursetti
Press Representative:  Nora Feldman

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Performances:   February 4 – April 29, 2011  FRIDAYS ONLY – 8pm

Reservations:  or  323-822-7898
Advance Tickets:  $22     At Door:  $25 Senior/Students:  $20      Groups: $15

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