First Flight Theatre Company
For Memorial Day - FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS FROM OUR FORGOTTEN WAR
The First Flight Theatre Company presents FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS FROM OUR FORGOTTEN WAR written and directed by Frank Farrell; 27 letters sent from Korea in 1951 and 1952 to an apartment on 180th Street in New York City, where newlyweds Frank and Mary Gossett lived. The words spoken in this play are words written by three boyhood friends who all grew up together in Washington Heights. This video-on-demand virtual production is in honor of Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Actors featured are Danny Beaton as Eddie Hines, Alexa Elmy as Mary Gossett, Charles Kennedy as Jimmy Cumiskey and Zander Kirby as Frank Gossett.
FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS FROM OUR FORGOTTEN WAR, a benefit for the First Flight Theatre Company, will be available for viewing from Thursday, May 27 through Monday, May 31, 2021.
Tickets, which start at $10, may be purchased at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/53149.
Who We Are
First Flight Theatre Company was incorporated as a 501c3 not-for-profit theatre company in November 2019. While our productions have been delayed, plans are to present a series of one-act plays by Maxwell Anderson in the fall of 2020, a production of A Christmas Carol at The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ in December and our first fully mounted production in January or February 2021.
The photos below from Elizabeth the Queen, Forgotten Soldiers From Our Forgotten War, Sea-Wife (NYC cast), The Scarecrow, Dickens by Candlelight: A Christmas Carol, White Desert (workshop Chicago 2019).
More Photos from Past Productions
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 A Christmas Carol
Karen Eterovich and Frank Farrell
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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?
Subsequent “other playwrights” events planned for 2021 include: