First Flight Theatre Company
Presented an Outdoor Valley Forge without a Day of Rain
Our recent production of Maxwell Anderson's play VALLEY FORGE finished its recent run without a day of rain. In the photo above taken by Julie Korogodon are Richard Width as George Washington, Zander Kirby as General Howe and Karen Eterovich as Mary Philipse.
First Flight’s 2022 theatrical season continues in October with MINA, conceived and adapted by Richard Width based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Concluding the season in December, First Flight will reprise DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT: A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted by Robin Proett Olson. Stay tuned for more First Flight details.
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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 launched with its recent outdoor production of Maxwell Anderson's rarely produced play VALLEY FORGE. Next up in October is MINA, conceived and adapted by Richard Width based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Concluding the 2022 season in December is 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?
MINA, a new play adapted by Richard Width based on Bram Stoker's Dracula and directed by Karen Eterovich will be seen in October at The Hermitage in New Jersey.