In a comedy set on everyone’s least favorite mode of transit, we must reckon with our crew’s dreams and regrets and ask ourselves: What is the best way to live and how? More…
"Bonnie’s Last Flight" is a three-part play set on a plane. The audience makes the trip as passengers: sitting on a tarmac before takeoff, floating at cruising altitude, and buckling down for the wild and rocky descent back to land.
It’s Jan’s retirement flight. Everyone knows, except for Greig, Jan’s best friend and coworker of many years. As Greig waxes nostalgic, Jan worries about life post-retirement. LeeAnne, a klutzy newbie flight attendant with a dark past, must avoid her ex on the plane while Captain, a waggish pilot with a weakness for unlimited Bloody Mary Brunches, is caught in a love triangle. Erik, the co-pilot with a heart of gold, can’t get a word in edgewise. Presiding over the flight is Mark Twain, of course.
See it if you’d like to experience the work of a smart, funny, engaged, offbeat young playwright in an intimate, one-of-a-kind setting.
Don't see it if you cannot indulge a highly satirical take on how we live now, even when it is also very accepting of all kinds of human foibles.
See it if Like non-traditional theatre - or theatre spaces. Quirky and fun.
Don't see it if A bit simplistic but a basic story with interesting characters - characters more than persons.
See it if You want to see a truly original immersive play by one of the best new up-and-coming playwrights.
Don't see it if You don't like absurdism/surrealism and/or don't like shows that break the fourth wall.
See it if You enjoy interactive theater or surreal/absurdist comedy, or are looking for lighthearted fare.
Don't see it if You're a stickler for solidly written, thoroughly plausible drama (it's neither)...or you dislike interacting with performers.
See it if You appreciate broad bits, dwelling in nostalgia, and don't go to the theater for social/political urgency.
Don't see it if Mark Twain guides us on the flight, but the play lacks the sharpness and social insight that lifted his writing beyond mere wit.