TheatreLAB to Present Harrison David Rivers' WHEN LAST WE FLEW
TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, will present the regional premiere of Harrison David Rivers' award-winning new play, when last we flew. The production will be performed in running repertory with Richmond Triangle Players' production of Angels in America - both of which are part of the 2015 Acts Of Faith Festival.
After stealing his local library's one and only (and completely unread) copy of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, misfit teenager Paul (Marquis Hazelwood) locks himself in his bathroom and begins reading the landmark play. He soon finds that his life and the lives of those around him in his small Kansas suburb are about to take flight, and over the course of a seemingly ordinary day, extraordinary things start to happen. The cast also features Raven Wilkes, Eric Evans, Jay Banks, Jessi Johnson, and Katrinah Carol Lewis.
TheatreLAB's Artistic Director, Deejay Gray, said "Personal revelation is at the heart of when last we flew, a highly theatrical new play that examines what it means to be a teenager struggling with identity in America - more specifically, in a small town where it's easy to feel like an outsider. Drawing major inspiration and parallels from Tony Kushner's masterwork, Angels in America, this 2010 GLAAD Award winner will be presented in running repertory with Richmond Triangle Players' upcoming production of Angels - making this not only a regional premiere, but the first time these two plays have been produced alongside one another!"
TheatreLAB's Director of New Works, Chelsea Burke, who is making her Richmond directorial debut with when last we flew, added "To me, this piece is about coming to a point in your life where you recognize something about yourself and you are willing to claim it, go out, and live it. It is about finding your tribe- the people who you connect to, inspire you, reach for you, and love you like they breathe. And it is about love- in every aspect of the word- and the magic that love can create. I think producing these two pieces together is going to create a wonderful discussion about identity, faith, and community. It has been incredible exploring these two texts and finding their commonalities, both overt and subtle."
when last we flew runs for a special 6 show engagement, April 13th through April 22nd at Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Ave, in Scott's Addition. General admission tickets are $30, with $15 student tickets available as well as senior and group discounts. More information about the show and a full production schedule are available at theatrelabrva.org.