United Flight 232
Adapted and Directed by Vanessa Stalling
from the book Flight 232 by Laurence Gonzales
A Haunting True Story of Compassion and Grace
RUN DATES: Sept 1 - Oct 21, 2017
AGES: United Flight 232 is recommended for adults and teens
Winner of the 2016 Jeff Awards for Best Production of a Play (Midsize) and Best Ensemble
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
New City Stage
Around the Town
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Chicago Theatre Review
“I love you, hurry home. I love you.” On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O’Hare with 296 aboard is paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended towards an emergency landing and crashed at Sioux City Gateway airport. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 of 296 passengers and crew survived. Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this brand new play, United Flight 232, is a reflection on how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.
Read more about this project from Adaptor and Director, Vanessa Stalling, on the Open House page.
To learn more about Laurence Gonzales’ book, please visit his website at laurencegonzales.com/232.html
United Flight 232 was commissioned and developed by The House Theatre of Chicago and the Chicago Performance Lab through the Theatre and Performance Studies Program at the University of Chicago.