bluefire-theatre image 2019Blue Fire Theatre (BFT) is the newest arts organization in Nassau County. Their first show ran through September 29. “We are beyond excited to begin our journey with this timeless classic, says Toni D’Amico, the show’s director. We are currently ‘living out of our suitcase’ so to speak. Meaning, we do not have a permanent home. There are a lot of people to thank for helping BFT get their feet on the ground and running. Specifically, Donna Martin, Executive Director at FSCJ Betty P Cook Nassau Center. She has been an integral part of helping BFT get the space they needed at the times they needed.

Another huge help was Laura Laroche, with the Nassau County Extension Office, rehearsing in the Yulee County Building was a lifesaver to be able to use that space. Local community partners include, Atlantic Storage, Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute Nassau, Nuanz Coffee Roastery, Yulee, Digital Printing, Sugar Pointe Estate, Great Wide Somewhere Studios and our very own News Leader.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was recently presented at the FSCJ Betty P Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd, Yulee, FL 32097. Blue Fire wanted something the public was familiar with, from a known playwright but with a strong narrative, that would challenge not only the actors, but the audience as well. Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, is “One of the most successful plays of our time.” …a play of tremendous dramatic impact…enormous theatrical power.” —NY Post.

Blue Fire operates as a not-for-profit 501c3 organization relying on community support to bring their theatrical productions to life. They run solely on volunteer power. The director, actors, production crew, and all of the people working each evening at the performances, are all volunteers. Blue Fire Theatre extends an invitation to everyone in our community to come and get involved experience or no experience, we want you to come “play” we mean, volunteer with Blue Fire Theatre!