And Up They Flew

April 22, 2009|
And Up They Flew by Martha Ross
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The time is 1936, the place is Northern England, a weekend in the country house of the Ashburys. Jane Ashbury dreams of being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, from east to west. Her childhood friend, Nora Duckworth, has flight fantasies that are decidedly more eccentricÉ

The weekend erupts into chaos, as seven characters become more and more entangled with each other; there is a failed sexual betrayal; an outrageous attempt to fly without wings; a mental breakdown prompted by memories of World War I; an ongoing plot to sabotage JaneÕs plans to fly across the Atlantic; and finally, there is a sZance in which many truths are revealed.

Lyrical, luminous, wonderfully theatricalÑAnd Up They Flew is a Òserious comedyÓ about the tensions of the 20th century

Martha Ross co-founded Theatre Columbus with Leah Cherniak after she graduated from Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Continuing in the spirit of their training, their company has created twenty-eight original comedies, including the internationally acclaimed, The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (1987); The Attic, the Pearls and 3 Fine Girls (...
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Title:And Up They Flew
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.25 in
Published:April 22, 2009
Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897289396

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