Flights of Fancy

comedy · firefly theatre group · Ages 14+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 18, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

The premise of this show is a lot of fun and the running motifs carry potent meaning throughout. There are a few digs regarding certain kinds of artists that I found delightful. The ensemble has a great sense of character and comedic timing, leading to even the subplots feeling full of depth, insight, and humor – there is a budding romance which is so hilariously dysfunctional it made my sides hurt. I love the way it was staged, especially when it muddled around in the fantastical and surreal.

What I didn't like

My one quibble is that Tommy was SUCH a huge jerk at the beginning. It felt somewhat incongruous with the way he behaved throughout the rest of the piece.

My overall impression

This show is a wild hour. Plenty of complications and absurdity to be had, yet it all comes wrapped around a tight emotional core, having a lot to say about art and the ways we deal with pain.

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