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FringeNYC's WHEN LAST WE FLEW Begins Rehearsals


Harrison David Rivers' WHEN LAST WE FLEW, premiering in the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with performances from August 18th-August 29th, begins rehearsals today, July 26th.

A funny and touching look at life in small town America, WHEN LAST WE FLEW has been developed at Lincoln Center, New York Theatre Workshop, and most recently the Sundance Theater Lab, and will be directed by Colette Robert (Work at Ars Nova, Released at The Culture Project) and produced by DRD Theatricals/Anthony Francavilla, Eric Louie, Carreon Productions, Bridge Club Productions, and Early Bird Theatricals.

Before we were human. We were birds. And. We. Were. Magnificent! Inspired by Tony Kushner's Angels in America, WHEN LAST WE FLEW is a moving and often humorous look at life in small town America from a contemporary teenage perspective. After stealing his local library's only (and unread) copy of Angels in America, misfit teenager Paul locks himself in the 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...

PICTURED are cast members Rory Lipede, Karen Pittman (Passing Strange), Jon-Michael Reese, Allison Mackie (Cyrano on Broadway opposite Frank Langella), and Tamela Aldridge as they attend the official launch party for the production held at Moore Brothers Wine Company (33 East 20th Street) on Friday, July 23rd.

The cast also features Christopher Larkin (who starred as Young Bruce Lee in last year's reading of the Broadway-bound musical Bruce Lee: Journey to the West) and Wade Allain-Marcus (Gossip Girl, Burn Notice, MTV's American Mall).

Playwright Rivers is no stranger to FringeNYC, his play And She Said, He Said, I Said Yes had a sold out run in last year's festival (and was also presented at Joe's Pub this past April), and his play Fell was at Fringe in 2008. His work has also been developed and produced at Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, 3LD, and The American Airlines Theater.

WHEN LAST WE FLEW will run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street between Hudson and Bleecker), with performances on Thursday 8/18 at 4:45pm, Tuesday 8/24 at 2pm, Wednesday 8/25 at 8pm, Friday 8/27 at 9:45pm, and Sunday 8/29 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 866.468.7619.

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