Oh. My. God.
Craig and Alicia went to see it before she went back to DC. Originally, she and I were supposed to go, but then Craig had to go into work and one of us had to stay home to get Alex to his things, so he and I switched. They came home that night, and Craig promptly said, "You need to see this show."
He was right.
It's the story of what happened on 9/11 when thirty-eight planes got diverted to a tiny Newfoundland town called Gander. The cast of twelve play multiple roles each--citizens of the town, various people from the planes--and it's all done in one 110-minute act. Basically, this small town threw open its doors to help these strangers, and the end result was the most emotionally uplifting live production I've seen in a very long time. The staging was dynamic, the performances crisp, and the seven-piece band that shared the stage with them absolutely filled the theater.
The entire audience—-a practically sold out house--was on its feet as soon as it went black at the end. It was funny, sad, and feel-good, all at the same time. Just wow.
So if you ever get the chance to see it, RUN to get tickets. You will not regret it.