Part of FringeNYC: Amelia Earhart: famed adventurer, mystery-shrouded role model, and banjo player??! Explore Amelia's legacy and discover the challenges she faced through music, puppetry, circus arts, and an array of unforgettable characters from her life. Good for ages 4 to 104! More…
Categories: FringeJR, Comedy, Local. From Bond Street Theatre. Written by Heddy Lahmann-Rosen and Ilanna Saltzman. Directed by Gretchen Van Lente.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Amelia and Her Paper Tigers is a fun-filled look at the life of Amelia Earhart. This biographical adventure highlights Amelia’s determination to tackle her fears, challenge the status quo and her courage to follow her dreams.
Bond Street Theatre company members, Heddy Lahmann-Rosen and Ilanna Saltzman, co-wrote and perform the show. Heddy plays Amelia, from her first flight until her disappearance in 1937. Ilanna plays an array of characters that Amelia meets along her journey: from a doting grandmother, to a bold female flight instructor, to the often overshadowed Fred Noonan, and more. Character changes occur onstage and are signified with quick costume and prop additions, making this a fast-paced, high energy tour of Amelia's legacy. This playful and poignant overview of Amelia's story is brought to life through physical storytelling, original songs, dance, puppetry, and stilt walking.
See it if you like clever, imaginative, children's theater that tells Amelia Earhart's story to a new generation.
Don't see it if you have no imagination or you hate children's theater. Am sorry I saw the last performance and not the first.
See it if You're looking for a sweetheart of a show with a few moments of utter magic.
Don't see it if You're not going to sing along and wave your hands in the air and enjoy yourself.
See it if You have the heart of a child, are a child, love a child, appreciate lovely family theater about a great American heroine!
Don't see it if You're a real grouch, or terrified of flying or anything related to flying.