Firestone Theatre and the Akron School for the Arts are housed at the Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. We present a full season of award-winning plays and musicals that provide meaningful experiences for students both onstage and off. Our nationally-recognized academic theatre education program is a challenging and comprehensive course of study for the serious high school student. Our facility is state-of-the-art and offers students the opportunity to practice their craft both onstage and off.

Trial by Fire

Eric Mansfield
IN "Trial by Fire," local playwright Eric Mansfield creates a telling and prescient morality play in which a private school teacher must stand up to the powers-that-be to maintain her integrity and possibly her job. Her students learn to stand up for themselves and take agency over what is important to them.

The will be a brief pre-talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2024, in the schools LRC. Patrons may attend this event even if they are attending the show on a different night.


There will be a brief talk-back immediately after show on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

On Sale

Sep 25, 2023 at 12:00pm to

Jan 21, 2024 at 1:30pm

Run Time

2 hours


The Black Box Theatre

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC


Play , Drama , Contemporary , Political

Box Office Contact


1 hour prior to curtain


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Accessibility Offerings

Wheelchair Seating

All Gender Restrooms

Nursing Mothers and Changing Stations

Relaxed Performances will be Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 PM and Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 AM. Large Print Materials available upon request.

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