New Plays Festival - 110 Flights by Nahal Navidar

Friday, April 25, 2008 to Sunday, April 27, 2008
110 Flights is a two person play toiling back and forth between two drastically different perspectives after September 11th. To call it a play about 9/11 would be inaccurate. It's more so a play about a very tender human relationship tarnished by the tragedies of 9/11. Shahla (an Iranian-American psychology graduate student) is married to Patrick (an Irish-American NYC cop). The play opens as Patrick and Shahla are planning for a very happy future. When Patrick's best friend Evan dies in the attacks on 9/11 however, their world is turned upside down. Shahla has experienced grief on this level before having grown up in the Iran Iraq war. Patrick, however, has never experienced this kind of loss and doesn't know how to deal with his pain. He begins to despise middle eastern people and place all blame for his grief on them. As the play unfolds, Patrick falls deeper and deeper into his solace leaving Shahla without any idea of how to help him. $26.00 "The Capital Region and mid-Hudson Valley are extremely fortunate to have Proctors as the flagship performing arts center of our community. Stageworks applauds Proctors for supporting the development and production of new plays. We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with this vital institution." Laura Margolis, Executive Artistic Director, StageworksHudson “What could be better, and more appropriate for a full performing arts center than to encourage and support new works in all genres. It fits perfectly that the new Proctors would sponsor a festival of new plays in the region as a part of its mission. This festival defines us as an organization within the community and within the arts. “ Philip Morris Proctors