First Flight Theatre Company
The Burr's Present William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The First Flight Theatre Company has cast 21 actors from NJ, NY, RI and CA for their upcoming outdoor benefit performance of The Burrs Present William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM being presented on Saturday, August 28 at 4pm for The Hermitage, a not-for-profit, at 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, 07423. Audience members should bring lawn chairs or blankets as the show will bring them to different spots in close proximity on the property outside The Hermitage. At a moving performance like this, audience members can sit on what they bring, or stand behind those that do. Actor-Manager Frank Farrell will serve as this production’s Hike Leader and Host leading the audience to the chosen outdoor performing spaces during this innovative one-time benefit performance. Tickets are available online at
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
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: