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Come from Away

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Seattle Repertory Theatre Seattle Center
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 20 2015 All Ages

$17-$100

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During the events of 9/11, the United States closed its airspace and diverted 38 planes to the airport near Gander, Newfoundland. There, 7,000 people from all over the world converged on a town of 7,000 Newfies. What happened when these kind island people who lived in the poorest province in Canada realized they had to play host to a bunch of irritated and scared and stranded "plane people"? They helped. This is the strong, uplifting premise of the musical Come from Away. In 2011, playwrights Irene Sankoff and David Hein travelled to Gander for the 10th year anniversary of 9/11 and the arrival of the plane people, and the show that resulted from this process almost feels like a musical version of a piece of long-form journalism that might have run in the New Yorker. Normally, I'm a stone when it comes to musicals, but by minute six or seven, I was smiling at all the small-town charm and rooting for the spirit these people projected. RICH SMITH

Seattle Repertory Theatre

155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
206-443-2222
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