Crossing Flight: a tale of the post-apocalypse

Written by: Erin Lerch
Directed by: Rosalind Thomas-Clark

A full-length play, produced with support from the LAB grant from the Boston Foundation (Barr), forthcoming January 2018! Read on for details:

Dates

Auditions: September 9-11 2017 (exact times TBD)
Public Table Reading: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:30-6:30pm at the Thalia Theatre in Central Square.
Rehearsals: November 2017-January 2018 (exact times/dates TBD)
Performances: January 18-21, 2018 at Boston Playwrights’ Theater

Synopsis
When the Legion came, we had already made a mess of things. When the Legion came, we refused to surrender. When the Legion came, they took our world by force. Maybe it was for the best. They didn’t give us a choice. 
 
Once a veteran fighter pilot, Mel now spends her days hiding from the constant threat of the alien Legion in the basement of an old ranger station, deep in the untouched wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. But when Laione, a winged Legion scout, is shot down right over her head, Mel seizes what could be her last chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. What starts out as an uneasy truce slowly morphs into something more as they race against the clock. The Legion is coming. Can they finish in time?
About the Playwright

Erin holds a BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. Their short play WORLD LINE appeared in last year’s The Next Stage Festival, and had a full staged reading with Blunt Objects Theatre Company in New Orleans. An excerpt from their new play THE DEVIL YOU KNOW appeared in this year’s The Next Stage Festival. Erin’s ten minute plays (which include DON’T LOOK BACK, CLOCKWORK, and EVENT HORIZON) have been read and produced in Texas, West Virginia, Florida, Washington, and throughout Massachusetts.

 

 

Want to know more? Check out this video of the playwright discussing the work: