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Flight by Patrick Gabridge

  • The Barbershop Theater 4003 Indiana Avenue Nashville United States (map)


Sarah escapes the grit and loss in her life by spending most of her life at the airport, watching the world pass by, pretending to be someone else, but never going anywhere. After a janitor, Carlos, attempts to befriend her, she discovers she isn’t nearly as invisible as she’d hoped. The messiness of Sarah’s real life follows her to the airport, when she calls the police on her neighbor, Terry, who has been beating his wife. Terry’s daughter is taken away by social services, and he’s convinced that only Sarah can help him get her back. His pursuit of Sarah turns the airport into a refuge with little room for escape. As the security of the airport becomes critical, Sarah’s deception is spotted by a TSA supervisor, Marlene, who threatens to come down hard on Sarah. As she takes refuge in a secret room in the bowels of the airport, Sarah becomes increasingly dependent on Carlos for her safety. Sarah, Carlos, and Marlene end up entwined in a precarious web that is shattered when Terry sneaks into the airport to force Sarah to help him retrieve his child. As the danger grows more intense, Carlos’ desire to protect Sarah has deadly consequences. Ultimately, Sarah must choose a path that weaves between truth, friendship, and an end to hiding. Flight is about people lost in a place that’s not really anywhere, trying to salvage lives torn apart by loss. Only by daring to leave the airport can Sarah find a path to back towards real life.

Earlier Event: September 6
Don't Kill the Angels by Claudia Barnett
Later Event: September 7
Frozen Fluid by Fly Jamerson