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Come From Away

October 1 - 8, 2018

Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Come From Away?

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Following well-received engagements on Broadway and its premiere city Toronto, this new hit musical based on true events will launch its first-ever national tour in Seattle in October 2018! Nominated for eight Tony Awards and nine Drama Desk gongs, this is a musical that celebrates human endurance, compassion and bravery under dreadful circumstances. Written by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, this surpise hit is the toast of Broadway, and will be landing at in , ,

What is Come From Away About?

On September 11th 2001, as the full horror of the terror attacks became apparent, the US closed its airspace, grounding thousands of passenger jets heading in, out and throughout of North America. An astonishing 38 of them were forced to land in Gander, a remote Newfoundland town with a population of just 9,000 people. The arrival of the passengers boosted those numbers to nearly 20,000.

Come From Away focuses on a single set of passengers from one flight and the Gander residents who welcomed them into their homes. Amongst this diverse set of characters is American Airlines' first female pilot, a gay couple both called Colin, and an Egyptian chef, whose initial apprehensions about the reception he will receive proves unfounded. Weaving together all of their storylines, the show creates an affirming portrait of human connection in the most trying of circumstances.

Did You Know?

The musical gets its title from Newfoundland slang. The people of Gander refer to the passengers as "come from aways".

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Dates

Opening night: 1 October 2018

Audience

Recommended for ages 10+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

100 minutes, no intermission

Cast and Creative

Creative

Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Music Direction by Ian Eisendrath
Choreography by Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie
Lighting Design by James Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Gareth Owen

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Lori Stokes: “Truly one of the very best plays I have ever seen!”

This play is absolutely excellent. Creative staging, beautiful musical... more

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