Fairfield

"The point of this month is not belief, it’s skin color! Or rather it’s that skin color doesn’t matter, we’re all human, we’re all wonderful. It’s about ignoring skin color. By pointing it out. And celebrating it. Then moving beyond it. In March."
Fairfield Elementary is a progressive integrated school in a progressive integrated community where Black History Month goes horribly horribly...
"The point of this month is not belief, it’s skin color! Or rather it’s that skin color doesn’t matter, we’re all human, we’re all wonderful. It’s about ignoring skin color. By pointing it out. And celebrating it. Then moving beyond it. In March."
Fairfield Elementary is a progressive integrated school in a progressive integrated community where Black History Month goes horribly horribly wrong.
One bad role-playing exercise by an over-eager 1st grade teacher and suddenly black and white parents, principals, superintendents, and teachers are fighting for their educational lives and to just reach the "CelebrEthnic Potluck" on February 28th in one piece.

“‘Fairfield’ is absolutely not to be missed... the script is a laugh riot” -- BroadwayWorld.com
“An absolute scream... The crowd howled at the dexterity and audacity of Coble's jewel of a script” --Cleveland Plain Dealer

“‘Fairfield is big and bold, full of great one-liners and deep thoughts, but is not for the easily offended” -- The Examiner
“This terrific, funny play is sure to become a hit in regional theatres across the country” -- Talkin’ Broadway
“Superb with razor sharp comedic timing" -- AXS
“Coble's show is filled with both witty and guffaw-producing dialogue" -- Westlife
“A hilarious and increasingly outrageous exploration of the current state of race relations in America” --Cleveland Jewish News
“Piercing and insightful social commentary... A wickedly witty comedy of manners mixed with slapstick farce” -- Scene Magazine
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Fairfield

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  • David Hansen:
    30 Apr. 2018
    Coble has an incomparable way of taking difficult contemporary issues to outrageously hilarious extremes, and "Fairfield" is a classic example of this. He explodes modern conversations about race, while still presenting engaging and (with one obvious exception) sympathetic, well-meaning, occasionally delusional characters who truly want to do the right thing, even if they only help make everything spin more wildly out of control. As one of the parents whose children attend Fairfield might say, Eric Coble knows how to "use his words!"

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Cleveland Play House New Ground
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Cleveland Play House
    ,
    2015