Come From Away creates emotionally beautiful theatre
In the wake of the September 11, 2001 tragedy thirty-eight international flights are re-routed to Canada after the US goes into emergency protocol. From this a story unfolds, a drama that is emotionally arresting yet touched with wit and humour. Come From Away tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
The concept behind this brilliant stage production
This emotionally charged musical drama deals with a story that has been given short thrift in the American press, namely the events that unfolded when dozens of flights to the US were diverted to Canada when its airspace was closed to traffic in the aftermath of the tragedy. Among the more than six thousand stranded passengers, audiences come face to face with a cross section of humanity having to process the emotional impact of the recent events in the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland. Come From Away is similar to Disgraced, Angels In America and Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo which confront the emotional impact of tragedy on stage. The centerpiece of this musical production is the evocative script which allows the twelve strong ensemble who play all the characters to alternate between nationalities, accents and cultural differences with verve, wit and nuance resulting in a brilliant set of performances that will leave audience members amazed and deeply touched. Come From Away tickets are ready to buy or sell via StubHub.
Reserve your tickets for this powerhouse musical
Canadian scriptwriters Irene Sankoff and David Hein consolidate data from hundreds of interviews conducted by the actual Canadian residents and 'come from awayers' into a brilliant story that will tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bones. While not a musical in the classic sense, there is music and lyrics authored by the writers, delivered in a "sung and spoken narrative" by the fantastic cast with a standout solo by a certain female pilot for American Airlines ("Me and the Sky"). Most of the theatrical productions dealing with this subject are American, so it is refreshing to see a treatment by Canadians that captures the same nuance and drama. Far removed from ground zero, the story is allowed to play itself out minus the severity of cultural baggage so that audiences are treated to an evening of entertainment that is both funny and genuinely heartfelt. Originally released as a college workshop, the show generated such tremendous reviews and spectator acknowledgement that it was given its due on the big stage as a true gem of the genre. Come From Away tickets are ready now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
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