The ATTIC is offering a "PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEW"
for the West coast premiere of Flight
on Friday, Feb. 6th. There is a $5 minimum. Show starts at 8 PM. Reservation number below.
Celebrities. We build them up, we tear them down. Everybody loves a train wreck, everybody loves a comeback. The timeless theme of media and public fascination with celebrity is explored in FLIGHT
, Garth Wingfield's play based on the life of Charles Lindbergh will have its west coast premiere in February 2009 at the Attic Theatre in Culver City.
Originally produced Off Broadway by the Melting Pot Theatre Company in 2005 and starred Kerry O'Malley, Gregg Edelman and Brian D'Arcy James, FLIGHT
navigates through the life and times of Charles Lindbergh as he became the first person to fly solo nonstop from New York to Paris in 1927 thrusting Lindbergh into the public eye, catapulting him to superstardom, turning him into THE American idol of his time. In 1932, Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, once again became the center of the world's attention when their infant son was kidnapped from their New Jersey home and later found dead. The coverage of the trials and tribulations surrounding the abduction is now regarded as the first media circus, as the public clamored to know every detail. Years later, opinion of Lindbergh soured when he made approving remarks about Adolph Hitler, once again providing fodder for public scrutiny, fueled by media frenzy.
"A well crafted play...a showcase of ideas that should be heard" - The New Yorker
"Fascinating...Covers its subject skillfully and honestly, carefully balancing the pros and cons of this complex figure" - The Village Voice
"Harrowing...A cautionary bio-drama about the perils of fame in America....the best kind of theatre... the kind with a heart" - VarietyFLIGHT
, which will have its west coast debut at the Attic Theatre on February 7th, is directed by James Carey and will feature Jeff Blumberg, John Combs, Gerald Downey, Eric Jorgenson, Robin Roy and Kasey Wilson. Sets are by Brian Shnipper, lights by Bosco Flanagan and costumes by Kasey Wilson. Erin Pineda and Marla DuMont will serve as stage managers.FLIGHT will run February 7 through March 14 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or via online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets.
The theatre is equipped with weelchair/handicap access and concessions are available prior to curtain and during intermission.
The Attic Theatre & Film Center (www.attictheatre.org) is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between Hauser and Fairfax). There is parking on the street in front of the theatre.
ABOUT GARTH WINGFIELD:
Wingfield is the author Dating Games, the collection of one-act comedies that ran at Off-Broadway's Theater Row Studio Theater in June 2003. He also wrote Are We There Yet?
, which has been produced in New York and London. Wingfield's television credits include Queer