Fear of Flight is a movement and music spectacle that traces fourteen nervous passengers on a bumpy transcontinental flight. An otherwise tough teen faces her first flight on a plane to visit her dying mother in Florida. A woman departs on her honeymoon despite her husband having died before the ceremony. A businessman rehearses for the most important meeting of his life: his first introduction to his three year old son.
Combining choral text and movement and a ensemble of singing travelers, Fear of Flight marked a return for Artistic Fraud to the large scale music performances that defined the beginnings of the company (Under Wraps; In Your Dreams, Freud; and The Cheat). The show, much like the flight within it, is a trans-Canadian affair with two of the nation’s most lauded and prominent playwrights: Daniel MacIvor, Judith Thompson, Denise Clarke, Marie Clements, David Yee, Bryden MacDonald, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Berni Stapleton.
…as beautifully put together as Italian luggage…
it took me a while to come down after seeing Fear of Flight.
The Georgia Straight
…a soaring success… an uplifting experience.
Photo Credit: Melissa Mansfield, Phil Churchill, Andrew Dale, Michael Peddle, Phillip Goodridge, Petrina Bromley, Christine Brubaker, Rebecca Russell, Brad Hodder, Vicki Harnett, Julia Halfyard, Sandy Gow, Jovanni Sy, Anna Stassis in Fear of Flight.