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ETC to Tour Romantic Comedy Here on the Flight Path
This April, Ellipse Theatre Community (ETC) will tour Norm Foster’s classic romantic comedy, Here on the Flight Path. Hailed by critics as “a play to make spirits soar,” (Hamilton Spectator) and “fall down funny, heart-tuggingly sad and wildly romantic” (Mississauga News), Here on the Flight Path is a hilarious and heartfelt play that follows John over the course of three and half years as he interacts with three neighbors from his apartment balcony: Faye, a practicing member of the world’s oldest profession; Angel, a somewhat naïve aspiring musical theatre performer; and Gwen, a recently divorced homemaker. Sex, love, life and loss are all discussed with big laughs and a few tears in what many describe as Norm Foster’s funniest play ever.
Wilma Keller, the director of the production, says that audiences should be prepared to laugh. “The jokes are endless in this show,” she says. “There is something for everyone. This is a show about relationships, so whether you’re single, divorced, married, or dating you’ll find yourself not only laughing but relating to the trials and tribulations of these characters.” Here on the Flight Path will star Eddie Lampe as John, Anna Amejko as Faye, Paige Bevando as Angel and Jeannie Whittle as Gwen.
This production is part of ETC’s ongoing Roadshow Program that seeks to present highly mobile, quality productions throughout Central Oregon. “This is our mission at work,” says Craig Brauner, ETC president and founding member. “Rather than expecting the community to come to us, we are bringing our productions and programs to them. Accessibility to the arts is so important and it is key to us that we continually provide that.” Performances of Here on the Flight Path will occur at various venues in Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, Sisters and La Pine. A complete list of dates and locations can be found on ETC’s website (etcbend.org). This program is made possible in part by generous support and funding from the Deschutes Cultural Coalition.
Friday March 31 — 7pm — Open Space, Bend
Saturday April 1 — 2pm — Open Space, Bend
Saturday April 1 — 7pm — Open Space Bend
Sunday April 2 — 2pm — High Desert Music Hall, Redmond
Sunday April 2 — 7pm — High Desert Music Hall, Redmond
Friday April 7 — 7pm — HarmonyHouse, Sisters
Saturday April 8 — 2pm — HarmonyHouse, Sisters
Saturday April 8 — 7pm — HarmonyHouse, Sisters
Saturday April 15 — 2pm — Sunriver Library
Saturday April 15 — 7pm — Sunriver Library
Sunday April 16— 2pm — La Pine Senior Activity Center
If you go:
The Ellipse Theatre Community production of Here on the Flight Path, directed by Wilma Keller will perform on select dates from March 31 to April 16. General admission tickets are $20.
Please note that the April 7-8 performances at HarmonyHouse in Sisters will be donation only (suggested $20).
For tickets and additional information visit etcbend.org.