Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Come from Away

We just got home from seeing "Come from Away" at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco.

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.

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