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‘Airline Highway’ will bring a New Orleans-styled celebration of life to Fullerton College

Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department welcomes all to its newest production “Airline Highway,” a play written by Lisa D’Amour and directed by Candice Clasby.

The play will premiere Thursday, May 10, in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre.

“Airline Highway” is an American play that made its Broadway debut back in April 2015.

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Airline Highway will premier on May 10 in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre. Photo credit: Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department

“A cast of 20 Fullerton College students take on this difficult piece of theatre bringing new life and heart to the words written by Lisa D’Amour,” Clasby said .

The play takes place in the parking lot of the Hummingbird Motel near New Orleans.

The hotel’s residents have gathered to celebrate the life of a burlesque queen named Miss Ruby, who decides she wants to have her funeral while she is still alive so she can celebrate among her loved ones. The audience gets a better glimpse at the characters as the night and celebrations unfold.

“I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented and giving group of artists. They are really digging deep and bringing heart to the playwrights words,” Clasby said referring to the students performing in the play.

“I encourage people from all walks of life to check out this piece of theater. There are themes that everyone can relate to.”

The show is for mature audiences and will run for about two and a half hours with an intermission. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show starts.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the box office. Admission is $15 at the door and pre-sale tickets are $12.50

For more information about this event and a full list of showtimes, visit the Fullerton College Theater Arts Department website.