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Jen Burry on the set of 'Flight'
Jen Burry on the set of 'Flight'

'Flight' dramatizes story of first female aviators

The University of South Carolina department of theatre and dance and Pacific Performance Project/east will reprise the original play, “Flight,” by professors Steven Pearson and Robyn Hunt, at Longstreet Theatre May 27-30.

Performance times are 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $10; discounted $7 tickets are available for students and seniors over 60. Tickets are available at the door.

Longstreet Theatre is located at 1300 Greene St. at the corner of Greene and Sumter streets.

USC professor Steven Pearson is directing the production, which was written by Hunt.

“Flight” is being produced through their performance company, Pacific Performance Project/east, with support from the USC Arts Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Pearson describes “Flight” as a “theatrical poem” that explores the thrill and daring of the first women aviators. The play’s narrative follows two French actresses who are preparing to make a history-making flight from Paris to Moscow in 1913, a time when, for women, being an actress was considered improper and being an aviator was considered impossible.

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'Flight'

  • What: "Theatrical poem" that explores the thrill and daring of the first women aviators
  • Who: Written by theater professors Steven Pearson and Robyn Hunt
  • When: May 27-30, 8 p.m. nightly
  • Where: Longstreet Theatre

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