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In collaboration with the Department of Music, Linfield Theatre presents


Nov. 10-12 and 17-19, 2022

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Nov. 10-12 and 17-19


Produced in collaboration with the Department of Music, Firebringer is a viral indie hit that hilariously depicts a tribe of cave people who discover the ability to control fire. Exploring the interconnections among civilization, cultivation of natural resources, capitalism and climate change, this raunchy and campy musical blends rich themes with infectious music and crass cave art.

Join us for performances on Nov. 10-12 and 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

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a scene from Firebringer where Zazzalil is showing her fire to the tribe

Introducing the cast

Jemilla the Peacemaker civilizes her people and gives them purpose. She assigns each member of the tribe their own job to ensure the tribe’s safety and productivity. But Zazzalil, who would rather lounge around than work, stumbles on a discovery that will make life easier: fire. As the Firebringer, Zazzalil helps her people protect themselves from woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers, and in the process forever alters human impact on the natural world.

Meet the tribe

Special thanks

This production is sponsored by the Linfield Theatre Program, the Linfield Department of Music, the Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts and the Lacroute Arts Series.

The Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts and the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield University are both made possible by the generosity of arts benefactor Ronni Lacroute. Originally produced by StarKid Productions, Firebringer music and lyrics are by Meredith Stephen and Mark Swiderski, the book is by Nick Land, Matt Land and Brian Holden and arrangements are by Clark Baxtresser and Pierce Siebers.

Box office information

The box office opens Nov. 8. Tickets are $15 for full price; $13 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $10 for students (any school, one ticket per ID). Seating is reserved.

Located in Ford Hall, box office hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., 3-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, and from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. We encourage you to order online for safe, contactless ticketing with our mobile ticket or print-at-home options.

This play may not be suitable for all audiences due to adult language (swearing). Fog and haze will be used. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Children 6 and under are not admitted to our productions.

The Marshall Theatre is accessible. Please contact the box office for help with accessible seating. For more information, call 503-883-2292.

Directions to Ford Hall and Marshall Theatre

From Highway 99W in south McMinnville, turn east on Keck Drive at Albertson’s. Take Keck Drive to Lever Street and turn right. Take the next immediate right at Ford Drive into the theatre parking lot. Ford Hall is located at the west end of the parking lot.

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Playwrights Welcome is a program created to provide free access to theatre for theatre writers around the country. Developed for the Dramatists Guild of America members, this national ticketing initiative was created by Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals company, along with input from other publishing and licensing houses. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, please contact the box office up to 24 hours before the performance. Writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when obtaining a ticket.