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WHEN LAST WE FLEW opens on August 19, 2010 at The Lucille Lortel Theatre

Okay, so this post is pretty much self-serving, but it does have something to do with The Road.

I’m on the producing team for this really terrific play in the New York International Fringe Festival called when last we flew by the up and coming Harrison David Rivers. when last we flew possesses a lovely humanity and theatricality, and the team I’m producing this play with and the talent involved are inspiring.

So, what does this have to do with The Road?

Will when last we flew go on national tour? I would wager not, but that doesn’t mean that the Fringe is the end of the road for this piece, and, certainly, not for this writer, or the smart and creative people involved with this production.

There are, of course, plenty of places for plays and musicals to move on to besides a commercial, first class national tour. There are the non-profit regional theaters, international festivals, smaller touring companies or smaller theatres with touring companies, a musical or play can also become published and licensed, and so on.

There are, thankfully, many types of theatre out there. If everything was a big, mainstream commercial production, the world of theatre would be a pretty boring place. The important thing when you’re involved in producing theatre is to believe completely in what you’re working on, and in the people you’re working with, which is how I feel with when last we flew.

I expect that the road for when last we flew, and for the many hard-working, enthusiastic people involved will continue past this production, and I have no doubt it will be a road that will lead to much success.

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