Paramount Hudson Valley Arts presents a reading of FIRE IN A DARK HOUSE. Direct from its stunning premiere on the West Coast , the drama explores the story of two star-crossed young lovers, their families and community, all thrown into turmoil as anti-immigrant fervor sweeps the nation during World War I. FIRE IN A DARK HOUSE is a poignant wartime romance about a passionate young woman who falls for the son of a powerful newspaper publisher who is waging a dangerous propaganda campaign against immigrant families, including her own. Drawing inspiration from historical events, the play explores themes that resonate strongly today and asks us to consider what it means to be an American, an immigrant, a young Dreamer, and a patriot. The play, created by Mona Z. Smith and Traci Mariano will be part of the Paramount Hudson Valley play reading series and is made possible through a generous Arts Alive grant. We hope to see you there!