A collection of six short plays which show lives in transition in the contained and suspended world of an airport setting. More than a dozen characters are weaving their way into each other over the course of a series of meaningful departures, layovers or arrivals. In these slices of destiny we travel from suspicion to attraction, fear to trust, alienation to connection and stress to love.
En route young Shay finds herself confronted with the hard facts of her destination by the radical demonstration of a fellow traveller. An unnerved grandmother finds an unexpected communion with her estranged granddaughter in the course of a layover. Expat New Yorker Fiona returns to her native New Zealand and rather faces the audience than her family waiting outside the gate. Two arrivals strive to continue an intimate inflight moment at the terminal where they part after finding new direction in a bittersweet meeting. In another scene a distressed woman finds enlightenment in the form of a mercilessly nosy stranger who helps to mend two broken hearts, his and hers. Ghosts of the past are challenged and transformed by a desperate passenger with the help of two very curious security personnel. The chorus figure of a grounded Air Captain joins all six plays.
“Where I Come From” by Daniel Reitz
“Storks” by Catherine Filloux
“Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa” by Julie McKee
“Terminal Connection” by Ari Roth
“The Airport Play” by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
“The Flight of the Last Calhoon” by Quincy Long
Venue: Play2C Studio Schlesische Str 38 10997 Berlin and English Theatre Berlin Fidicin Str 40 10965 Berlin
Director: Ali von Stein
Cast: Peter Romero, Florian Kleine, Katina Mitchell, Atilla Oener, Christine Utterberg, Ingrid Fraley, SummerBanks, Ali von Stein, Corinne Prochaska, Pedro Malacas, Lousie Watts, Glenn Conroy, Lacey Hanes, Carrie Getman, David Masterson, Angus McGruther
Set Design: Garth Gregory
Light Design: Nuria Perez-Sanchez
Original Score and Sound Design: Neven Dayvid, Thomas Tichai
Production: Krisana Locke