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Event: 'Flight At The Connelly Theatre'Print
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Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:00 pm
Duration: 17 Hours

FLIGHT
The Connelly Theatre
East. 4th St., NYC 10009

TICKETS

March 23 thru April 10 2011

SMARTTIX 212.868.4444

Adults: $25
Seniors: $20
Students with ID: $20

The setting: a Parisian suburb in 1913. Madeleine and Sophie, two
young French aviatrixes, struggle to assemble a Bleriot XI monoplane
to fly in a long distance competition from Paris to Moscow. Actresses
by profession, the women have taken a short break from performing in
Chekhov's The Seagull to visit their friend, mentor and former
production manager, Jean Luc, because he has promised them resources
that will enable them to fly; resources, it turns out, that they must
literally put together. The two women are also the subjects of a
documentary which is being made by a woman filmmaker as they work to
prepare the plane. At a time when society considers flying a masculine
endeavor and acting an unfavorable profession for a woman, will they
succeed?

Robyn Hunt and Steven Pearson have created an intriguing, aerial
theatrical work, a play about women fliers before World War I, based
on real individuals and historic events of the early 20th century.

Sponsor
Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina


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