"Censored on Final Approach" by Phylis Ravel is the story of four WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots), a group of roughly one thousand women hired by the United States Army Air Force during WWII to fly military aircrafts and tow targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.
It is a story of strength, courage, identity, and the close-knit friendships formed during a very important period in American history. These women flew a combined total of over 600 million miles in every type of military aircraft and paved the way for future generations of female pilots, both military and civilian. This play continues IVP's tradition of producing works that underscore the pivotal but often overlooked roles women have played throughout history.
About the Company: Infinite Variety Productions in association with The Gym At Judso
Infinite Variety Productions (IVP) is a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to shining light on the lesser known stories from women's history. Our past productions of "A Piece My Heart" by Shirley Lauro, which tell the stories of women who served in Vietnam during the war, This production was also presented in Washington, DC for the Vietnam Women Memorial Foundation 20th Anniversary in November 2014, and in Wyoming at the VA center, high schools and colleges. "Eclipsed" by Patricia Burke Brogan, the first play written about the Magdalene Laundries, and " These Shining" Lives by Melanie Marnich, which tells the story of the radium girls, give a voice to the many women throughout history who have been forgotten. IVP believes that these stories are essential; without learning from the past, we cannot hope to improve the future.
Cast: Ashley Adelman, Olivia Rose Barresi, Kaitlyn Huczko, Elizabeth Mcnellis, Jessica Smith, Ross Alden, Greg Mc Govern, William Sturek
Monday, August 18th at 7:00PM
Saturday August 23rd at 3:00PM
Sunday August 24th at 7:00PM
Tuesday August 26th at 7:00PM:
Theater: The Gym at Judson
Address: 243 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006