"The Wave That Set the Fire"

10/5/18 - 10/20/18

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

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$13 - $15

MadLab Theatre

227 N. 3rd. St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-5418

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MadLab’s Ohio premiere production of "The Wave That Set The Fire" by Ellen K. Graham will take place Fridays and Saturdays Oct 5th – Oct 20th, 2018, with a special preview performance on Thursday, Oct. 4, at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. Admission is $18 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for MadLab members. Tickets are available online at www.madlab.net.

In a threadbare and not-so-distant future, 17-year-old Linden is accused of a terrible crime. When Petra, a government agent, arrives to investigate, Linden’s family—mother, father, uncle, aunt—must decide whether to save him at all costs or help bring him to justice. "THE WAVE THAT SET THE FIRE" explores the responsibility parents bear for the actions of their children and how the choices of previous generations affect those who come after.  

Ellen K. Graham is a Denver native and a graduate of the University of Chicago. She has been a finalist for Clubbed Thumb’s Biennial Commission, the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship, and the Global Age Project. She has worked with many theatre companies in the Denver area, including Pandemic Collective, And Toto Too, Athena Project, the Edge, Paragon, and the Denver Center Theatre Company. Her play "THE WAVE THAT SET THE FIRE," a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, received its world premiere from Athena Project in 2017. She is the founder of the production company Feral Assembly and a co-founder of Shocking Beyond Belief! Films.  

MadLab’s production of "The Wave That Set The Fire" is directed by Kyle Jepson, stage managed by Kate Hawthorne, and features actors Colleen Dunne as Petra, Dustin Schwab as Linden, Susie McGarry as Barb, Maxwell Muir as Clement, Mary Sink as Bay, and Stephen Woosley as Joyce. 


Radio Show Cast is: 

Rick Chandler

Sam Clements 

Ashley Collins

Conor Moore

Dallas Ray

Wayne Reusch

Laura Spires



Set - Kate Hawthorne

Lighting - Griffin DeWitt

Sound - Shane Stefanchik

Technical Director - Ryan Harrison

MadLab is a non-profit organization that provides an artistic haven for the creation and experience of original works. For more information about events at MadLab, visit www.madlab.net. The Community Arts Fund of The Columbus Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council support MadLab throughout the year.