by Adam Bock

Directed by Ted J. Weil

November 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, December 1 – 2018
(NOTE: No performance on Thanksgiving Day)

Adam Bock’s meticulously crafted A Small Fire follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. As her senses are slowly stripped away smell, taste, sight Emily resolves to remain engaged with her community, relying on John to help her run her company and experience her daughter Jenny’s wedding. But her stoic outlook reaches a breaking point when the disease steals her hearing, leaving her with nothing but touch to communicate with the world. Suddenly, she is completely dependant on the husband whose endless devotions she had always taken for granted.


Emily – Kristy Rucker
John – Terry Gosdin
Jenny – Victoria Hawley
Billy – Evan Blanton





“Rucker shines in the difficult role of Emily. Her expressive face shares all her emotions with us: fear, frustration, anger, hopelessness.” – Laurel Humes, League of Cincinnati Theatres

Audience Feedback

“We loved this play. Extremely talented actors! I highly recommend it.” – Jo R. via Facebook

“Make sure you take the time to see A Small Fire at Falcon. Change your schedule if you have to. This is a great cast, Terry Gosdin will make you cry. Kristy Rucker will make you uncomfortable, and Evan Blanton will make you laugh.” – Cathy R via Facebook


A Small Fire Teaser Trailer

WCPO Interview

Meet the Cast 

Meet the Cast: Senses