First Flight Theatre Company
OUR 2023 SEASON Continues
First Flight Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Maxwell Anderson’s comedy Saturday’s Children on Saturday, September 30 at 7pm and Sunday, October 1 at 2pm at Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4251 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618. All ticket sales directly support the First Flight Theatre Company. With beautifully written dialogue and complex characters, Saturday’s Children set in 1927 Manhattan explores themes of love, ambition, and societal pressure not unlike what a young couple would encounter today 96 years later in 2023. Directed by Christopher Karczmar the cast includes Kevin Blair, Norm Boucher*, Johnny Garcia, Alexandra Jaymes, Elizabeth Kelly and Brittany Stock.
* Indicates Actor is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
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 NEXT FOR FIRST FLIGHT?
First Flight Theatre Company presents MINA based on Dracula adapted by Richard Width, directed by Karen Eterovich and starring Reilly Hacker as Mina on Saturday, October 21 at the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey and on October 23 & 25 & November 2 at UNDER St. Marks Theater in NYC.
The Little Shakespeare Festival
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.