Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)
An Adult Dramatic Comedy
Adult Themes and Language
by Bridget Carpenter
April 23 - May 2nd
Directed by Bryan Bergeron
"A brilliant play...original, poignant, moving, sad and funny. I have rarely sat in a theater audience that laughed so hard at one moment and, at the next, sat so still you'd swear you could hear the actors' hearts beating together on stage." - Eugene Register-Guard
Up invites us into the life of Walter Griffin, a failed inventor obsessed with Philippe Petit's famed 1974 wire-walk between the twin World Trade Center towers. Walter's greatest moment of glory – a flight on a lawn chair festooned with helium balloons – is now long behind him, though Walter dreams of inventing something wonderful once more. It becomes obvious to him that life itself is lived on a wire not unlike Petit's, this one strung between happiness and sadness.