World Premiere of Expecting to Fly: Two-Character Relationship Drama at Elephant Theatre
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The last date listed for Expecting to Fly was Sunday March 25, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Most importantly: I appreciated the two actors and their commitment to this story. But unfortunately I found the play and the production more like a college class production that was burdened with cliches. A plot that lacked any real surprise (no spoilers here, I'm guessing most audience members will know what's going on within the first five minutes of the play -- and then we wait for some kind of new take on an old story). Central to my disappointment was not understanding how these two characters were ever really in love. I know and believe that relationships are a mystery and not all can be answered, but if you don't believe it was even possible then the entire play collapses in on itself. I wanted to like this play and wanted to support this production. But I found it mostly self-conscious and precious.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Hyman’s dialogue is well-crafted... Scholl makes adventurous use of the intimate space... fearlessly committed work of actors Casey Kringlen and Justin Mortelliti"--Frontiers
- "Outstanding performances, ingenious direction, and sensational design." --Stage Scene LA (recommended)
- "The performances are outstanding." --LA Weekly
- "A taut, convincing, carefully calibrated anatomy of a close yet stormy relationship."--Back Stage
- "Very credible performances in this turbulent and touching love story." --Performing Arts LIVE
- "The script [is] compelling, and the performance award worthy. Expecting to Fly is a difficult production to encounter, but one that should be experienced nonetheless." --Yahoo Voices
The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission.