Miles away from the South Bronx where they grew up, two students unexpectedly rediscover each other on the eve of an interview that will determine their entire future. Each are looking to transfer to a prestigious northeast college, on the scholastic and athletic merits that the school has placed on them and deemed worthy.
Two boys from the tough streets of the Bronx, having been through community college, meet on an Ivy League campus, where they’re competing for scholarships as part of an inclusivity program. In Lucy Thurber’s drama, which opened off-Broadway last year, the question is whether either, or both, will be accepted. Along the way, the boys and their interviewers reveal personal stories. Ken Savage directs a five-member cast for Crowded Fire.