First Flight Theatre Company
A VAMPIRE KISS IN THE PLAGUE OF 1666 is back !
With the performing community engaged in creating Art remotely during this Pandemic Year, First Flight Theatre Company, working under the SAG/AFTRA Micro-Budget Agreement, has produced its first ZOOMIE (Zoom movie) for submission to various film festivals. A VAMPIRE KISS IN THE PLAGUE OF 1666, an original vampire historical comedy by James Fitzmaurice was originally read by First Flight in the fall of 2020 as a Zoom benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. First Flight recognized this short, imaginative, and hysterically funny piece was thoroughly suited for their new Zoom film projects. VAMPIRE KISS resounds with the poetic language of the 17th century yet has a distinctly modern flavor resonating with connection between the Plague and our own current Covid conditions.
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: