Bonnie’s Last Flight


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Written by Eliza Bent
Directed by Annie Tippe
Produced by Caroline Gart, Ryan Gedrich, and Bentertainment

February 8, 2019—March 2, 2019

85 minutes, no intermission. Please be advised there is no late seating and no re-entry once the performance begins.

First Class Business Premium: $75
Comfort Plus: $40
Economy Coach: $25

Read Synopsis

BONNIE’S LAST FLIGHT is a three-part play set on a plane. Our audience makes the trip as passengers: sitting on the tarmac before takeoff, floating at cruising altitude, and buckling down for the wild and rocky descent back to land.

It’s Jan’s retirement flight. Everyone knows, except for Greig, Jan’s best friend and coworker of many years. As Greig waxes nostalgic, Jan worries about life post-retirement. LeeAnne, a klutzy newbie flight attendant with a dark past, must avoid her ex on the plane while Captain, a waggish pilot with a weakness for unlimited Bloody Mary Brunches, is caught in a love triangle. Erik, the co-pilot with a heart of gold, can’t get a word in edgewise. Presiding over the flight is Mark Twain, of course.

In a comedy set on everyone’s least favorite mode of transit, we must reckon with our crew’s dreams and regrets and ask ourselves: What does it take to really start living?

Featuring Ceci Fernandez, Federico Rodriguez, Greig Sargeant, Barbara Walsh, Sam Breslin Wright and a special appearance of Eliza Bent as Mark Twain

Scenic Design Meredith Ries

Lighting Design Oona Curley

Sound Design John Gasper

Video Design David Pym

Costume Design Heather McDevitt Barton

Props Design Rhys Roffey

Stage Manager Bob Brownell

Production Manager Emma Johnson

Master Electrician Megan Lang

Technical Director Michael LeBron

Front of House Guru Spencer Armstrong

Assistant Stage Manager Michelle Perri

Assistant Director Erin Krebs

Production Assistant Juliana Forrest

BONNIE’S LAST FLIGHT is a New Georges supported production.

BONNIE’S LAST FLIGHT was developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Target Margin Theater Institute and a New Georges Audrey residency and received additional support from LMCC Process and Anna Sosenko Assist Trust. Production support provided by The Habitat.

*All Economy Tickets are sold out for the remainder of the run. A limited number of $25 standby tickets may be released two hours prior to curtain. Please check in with the box office the day of your desired performance to inquire about availability.*

ELIZA BENT / Writer/Performer

Eliza Bent is a writer and performer. Bent’s plays have been developed, workshopped, and produced at Abrons Arts Center, JACK, the Bushwick Starr, the Atlantic, and the New Ohio. Awards: 2014 Payne Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event (The Beyonce), Time Out New York Critic’s Pick for Toilet Fire, LMCC Process grant for Bonnie’s Last Flight. Residencies: MacDowell Colony, Berkely Rep’s Ground Floor, SPACE on Ryder Farm “Working Farm,” Target Margin Institute, New Georges Audrey residency, artist-in- residence at Abingdon Theatre, Casa Zia Lina. Bent is a performer with the Obie-award winning group Half Straddle and a frequent collaborator with Knud Adams. She is an adjunct lecturer in creative writing at Brooklyn College where she received her MFA in playwriting.

Annie Tippe / Creator/Director

Annie Tippe is a director and creator of new work. Directing includes Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet (The Bushwick Starr, etc); Bess Wohl’s Continuity (The Goodman Theatre); Anne Washburn’s When the Tanks Break (Drama League); Washeteria (Soho Rep); James + Jerome’s MUSEUM: Lecture and Aaron/Marie (both co-directed w. Rachel Chavkin); Far Away (Harvard University); COWBOY BOB (Yale Institute for Music Theatre; Ars Nova; Polyphone Festival) and I Heard Sex Noises (Ars Nova). Creator/Director of web series BASIC WITCH. Associate Director for The TEAM’S touring productions of Mission Drift and RoosevElvis (dir. Rachel Chavkin) and Gabriel Kahane’s The Ambassador (BAM; dir. John Tiffany). She has also assisted directors Lila Neugebauer and Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Ars Nova’s 2016 “Director-in-Residence”, Drama League Fall Directing Fellow, WTF Directing Corps, New Georges Audrey Resident. UPCOMING: Premiere of Dave Malloy’s Octet (Signature Theatre, 2019).