First Flight Theatre Company
Presenting Valley Forge by Maxwell Anderson in July
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First Flight’s 2022 theatrical season opens with Maxwell Anderson's VALLEY FORGE directed by Artistic Director, Frank Farrell with outdoor performances on July 2 & 3 at 4pm EST at New Jersey’s Hermitage Museum, 335 Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. For tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/63695. Outdoor performances continue at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood on July 8 – 10 at 4pm EST at 113 Cottage Place in Ridgewood, NJ. For tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/63699. The Hermitage was the site of much activity during the American Revolution and George Washington and his troops were encamped there for several days. The play takes place during the Continental Army’s Valley Forge encampment in Pennsylvania during the bitter winter of 1777 and 1778.
Who We Are
First Flight Theatre Company was incorporated as a 501c3 not-for-profit theatre company in November 2019. Opening in July 2022, the season launches with a production of Maxwell Anderson's rarely produced play VALLEY FORGE, followed in October with an original Halloween production and concluding in December with our Holiday production of DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT: A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Photos below from ELIZABETH THE QUEEN, FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS FROM OUR FORGOTTEN WAR, & SEA-WIFE (NYC cast) assisted by Stage Manager Claudia Egli. Photos also from THE SCARECROW & DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT: A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
More Photos from Past Productions followed by a brief video of Maxwell Anderson's 1923 Broadway play WHITE DESERT from our Zoom production in 2021.
The Cast of The Scarecrow at
David Green, Lynn Manuell,
Alexa Elmy, Zander Kirby,
Julio Ramon, Richard Width,
Maddie Kirby and Frank Farrell
Two of three cast members from DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT: A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Karen Eterovich and Frank Farrell
WHAT'S IN A NAME
Where did the name First Fight Theatre Company come from? Pictured is a postage stamp called "First Flight Wright Brothers 1903." It's a cool stamp! But the company was not named after the Wright Brothers flight. It was named after Maxwell Anderson's third Broadway production called First Flight, about young Andrew Jackson when he was a frontier lawyer and how he was trying to convince the soon to be West Virginia territory to become part of the United States of America. Our company is devoted to producing plays by Maxwell Anderson, specifically poetic dramas where poetry is part and parcel of the language spoken in the play. First Flight is a good name for a company with that poetic theatre agenda.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR FIRST FLIGHT?
VALLEY FORGE by Maxwell Anderson