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Flight - Full Length Play, Drama

Flight

Garth Wingfield

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573632471

"A well-crafted play... a showcase of ideas that should be heard!"- The New Yorker
Following Charles Lindbergh during 14 perilous years of his life - from the journey to Paris through the kidnapping of his son and up to the beginning of World War II - Flight is a rich examination of a singular American life

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Biography, Docudrama/Historic

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1930s, 1920s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

When he touched down in Paris after more than 30 hours in the air, he became the first person to cross the Atlantic in an airplane... and an instantaneous star, adored the world over. But that was only the first leg of his complicated journey. Welcome to the world of Flight, a powerful, provocative new play. Following Charles Lindbergh during 14 perilous years of his life - from the journey to Paris through the kidnapping of his son and up to the beginning of World War II - Flight is a rich examination of a singular American life... and a thoroughly fascinating theatrical experience.

"A well-crafted play... a showcase of ideas that should be heard!- The New Yorker

"Harrowing... the best kind of theater" - the kind with a heart!"- Variety

"Fascinating... covers its subject skillfully and honestly, carefully balancing the pros and cons of this complex figure." - The Village Voice

Flight was first presented Off-Broadway by the Melting Pot Theatre Company, under artistic director Larry Hirschhorn and managing director Patrick Flahaven, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City on May 16, 2005. It was directed by Nick Corley.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Written to be performed by six actors playing multiple roles, as listed. Cast may be expanded to suit needs of future productions.

Actor One - male, 30s or 40s
CHARLES LINDBERGH

Actor Two - female, 30s or 40s
ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH

Actor Three - male, 30s
REPORTER (all)
PRESS REPRESENTATIVE

Actor Four - male, 30s
ADAM KLEIN
VALET
THIRD TELEGRAM SENDER
PHOTOGRAPHER
SECOND LETTER SENDER
GRAVEYARD JOHN
SECOND FAN
DR. ALEXIS CARREL
HAROLD ICKES
PRISONER

Actor Five - male, 30s
FRANK BORMAN
AGENT
FIRST TELEGRAM SENDER
POLICE DETECTIVE
FIRST LETTER SENDER
DR. JOHN CONDON
FIRST FAN
HERMANN GORING
RADIO ANNOUNCER
SPOKESMAN

Actor Six - female, 20s
YOUNG FAN
SECOND TELEGRAM SENDER
BETTY GOW
THIRD LETTER SENDER
LOCAL GIRL
THIRD FAN
TRANSLATOR
TWA PRESS AGENT
COLLEGE STUDENT

Author
Garth Wingfield

Garth Wingfield

Garth Wingfield's plays include Flight, Are We There Yet?, Sunday Styles and Adonis, as well as Dating Games, an evening of his collected one acts. His work has been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and London. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Vintage Books/Random House and Playscripts, Inc. For television, Mr. Wingfield wrote several episodes for the ... view full profile

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