The McKittrick Hotel announces this North American premiere, an original form of theatrical story-telling direct from an award-winning run at The Edinburgh International Festival.
Two young orphaned brothers embark on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety. With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, they set off on an epic journey across Europe, in a heart-wrenching road story of terror, hope and survival. 'Flight' brings you up close and intimate to this heartbreaking story in a unique, deeply individual experience. You will watch the action unfold on images and models slowly moving in front of you, with speech and music conveyed through your own individual headphones. Based on British playwright Oliver Emanuel’s adaptation of 'Hinterland,' a 2012 novel by Caroline Brothers.
See it if you like the visual arts—i.e., considering how materials/techniques achieve associations bigger than the tangible piece.
Don't see it if uninterested in theater pros other than actors telling stories; you rely on the absence of production elements to signal quality.
See it if you are prepared for a solitary viewing experience, with audio delivered through headphones, of a moving series of intricate dioramas
Don't see it if you believe theatre needs to be a collective experience; the isolation is no doubt part of the experience, but communality is essential
See it if You want to see an installation piece. It definitely is not "theatre" as one would call it, more so an art piece. Beautiful set models.
Don't see it if You are expecting live action, or are bothered by wearing headphones.
See it if you're ok with theater taking all forms, and not necessarily being a live, or even communal, experience.
Don't see it if you don't like small, dark, tight spaces - you don't want to be on your own for the hour of "seeing" the show.
See it if You are OK with different definitions of "theatre". This is not actors on a stage or around you. You need to let your imagination guide yo.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit isolated for 45 minutes with headphones on.
See it if You are open to a new theater experience combining physical art and word in a unique nontheater setting. Headset, diorama, dark room & you.
Don't see it if You do not like experimental theater or are irritated by cliche-ridden texts. Story itself far less well done than how it is presented
See it if you are interested in different ways to tell a story or are interested in the plight of refugees
Don't see it if you are looking for a conventional drama. this is not a live performance
See it if you enjoy dioramas, compelling stories, experimental theatre, or having a library corral all to yourself during a show sounds appealing.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to topics such as sexual assault and child trauma or you expect theatre to remain within the confines of tradition.
See it if you want to experience an art installation in an interesting format. Unique storytelling ... but not a theatre piece.
Don't see it if you're expecting a theatrical performance.
See it if You want to see a story with no physical actors. Love a story-centric piece.
Don't see it if Can not handle sexual violence. Prefer a lot of action on the part of actors.
See it if you enjoy really taking something in. Told in a series of still dioramas, each one deserves contemplation.
Don't see it if you want a fast-moving plot, sharp dialogue, or extended scenes. Each scene and even the characters are lightly sketched.
See it if you want to experience a really unique art piece.
Don't see it if you are expecting live theatre. It's more like an art piece than theatre. Nothing is live.