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Past Production

Big Death & Little Death

By Mickey Birnbaum
Directed by Sean Daniels
Feb 9–Mar 4
West Coast Premiere
Venue: Traveling Jewish Theatre

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In a dark comedy about the end of the world as we know it, two troubled and immensely likable teens face the ultimate career choice: “Should I go to college or destroy the universe?”  With an enormous invisible dog, a death-metal soundtrack, and some truly cosmic questions, BIG DEATH & LITTLE DEATH skewers suburbia and our belief that everything is going to turn out all right.

Featuring: Michael Barr, Carter Chastain, Ben Freeman, Tonya Glanz, Mandy Goldstone, Michele Leavy+, Mick Mize, Lawrence Radecker

Scenic Design: Chloe Short

Costume Design: Liz Faughnan

Light Design: Heather Basarab+

Sound Design: Madeleine Oldham

Stage Manager: Amanda Melton+

Assistant Stage Manager: Kathleen Schumacher

Assistant Director: Keely Williams

Technical Director: Logan Granger

Set Construction: Dave Nowakowski

Graphic Design: Julie Baum


“a fast, funny, frightening and utterly engaging journey, as staged by Crowded Fire Theater Company in this top-notch West Coast premiere.” SF Examiner

“Crowded Fire blazes with bleak, funny ‘Death’.” Chad Jones, Inside Bay Area

“defies expectations” SF Gate