Flights of Fancy

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Imagination or reality? Elegant stagecraft or just, well… Complications? Stephanie and her best friend Tommy are flying home together, but nothing is what it seems. As we are thrown back and forth between the rehearsals for a play Stephanie has written about her troubles and her increasingly turbulent flight home, we start to wonder: can we be saved through our art or is a crash landing inevitable?

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The premise of this show is a lot of fun and the running motifs carry potent meaning throughout. There are a few digs regarding certain kinds of artists that I found delightful. The ensemble has a great sense of character and comedic timing, leading to even the subplots feeling full of depth, insight, and humor - there is a budding romance which is so hilariously dysfunctional it made my sides hurt. I love the way it was staged, especially when it muddled around in the fantastical and surreal.

My one quibble is that Tommy was SUCH a huge jerk at the beginning. It felt somewhat incongruous with the way he behaved throughout the rest of the piece.

This show is a wild hour. Plenty of complications and absurdity to be had, yet it all comes wrapped around a tight emotional core, having a lot to say about art and the ways we deal with pain.

sweet - Drew Petriello


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The premise of this show is a lot of fun and the running motifs carry potent meaning throughout. There are a few digs regarding certain kinds of artists that I found delightful. The ensemble has a great sense of character and comedic timing, leading to even the subplots feeling full of depth, insight, and humor - there is a budding romance which is so hilariously dysfunctional it made my sides hurt. I love the way it was staged, especially when it muddled around in the fantastical and surreal.

My one quibble is that Tommy was SUCH a huge jerk at the beginning. It felt somewhat incongruous with the way he behaved throughout the rest of the piece.

This show is a wild hour. Plenty of complications and absurdity to be had, yet it all comes wrapped around a tight emotional core, having a lot to say about art and the ways we deal with pain.

sweet - Drew Petriello