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

Continued: 'Flight'

Workshop performances for “Flight” were first held last November at the Center for Performance Experiment at USC's Hamilton Gymnasium. Hunt, who has fully rewritten the text and who will also be performing, says collaboration with the actors during the rehearsal process might result in even more alterations.

“We are working now to streamline, tighten and yet keep the essence of what excites us about this play,” Hunt said. “The play shows proof of the exciting inventions and innovations made by women before World War I, in spite of the fact that those stories have seemingly dropped out of history.”

The show's creators are excited to see it produced in Longstreet Theatre, which Hunt says “should improve the aerial work, acoustics and audience relation to the actors.”

The major set piece of “Flight” is Steve Pearson's exhaustively researched recreation of the Bleriot XI monoplane flown by many of aviation's pioneers, which is “flown” during the production.

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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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