Wingfield's Flight Flies Away Off-Broadway June 19

News   Wingfield's Flight Flies Away Off-Broadway June 19
Flight, a new play by Garth Wingfield that began previews Off Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre May 8, and opened on May 16, will end its run June 19.

The Melting Pot Theatre Company produced and Kerry O'Malley and Gregg Edelman star. Also in the cast are Brian D’Arcy James, Andrew Polk, Rex Young and Victoria Mack.

Edelman and O'Malley play aviator Charles Lindbergh and his writer wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Wingfield is the author of Dating Games, the collection of one-act comedies that ran at Off-Broadway's Theater Row Studio Theater in June 2003. He also wrote Are We There Yet?, which has been produced in New York and London.

Both Edelman and O'Malley starred in the recent Broadway revival of Into the Woods.

Past Melting Pot productions include Cobb and Cookin' at the Cookery. Charles Lindbergh became one of the most famous and revered figures in human history in 1927 when he became the first person to fly a solo nonstop flight from New York to Paris. He and his wife Anne once again became the center of the world's attention when in 1932 their baby was kidnapped from their New Jersey home and later found dead. The ensuing trial is now regarded by many as the first media circus of the modern era. Public opinion of Lindbergh turned during the late '30s when he visited Nazi Germany and made approving remarks about Adolph Hitler. After the war, he withdrew from the spotlight. Lindbergh died in 1974. Anne lived until 2001.

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