Written by Joan Broadman, directed by Malissa Lamont and Heather Renken
October 19th-November 10th
Confined to a lab, Monty and Enzi are African gray parrots being used in experiments that test their ability to speak English and form concepts. Monty was born in captivity, but Enzi once lived free, in the Congolese rainforest. Seeking the freedom that would allow them to fulfill their parrot nature, Enzi urges Monty to join him in rebellion. A whimsical play with song and poetry, Broadman’s delightful comedy will enchant while exploring animal rights and how we learn.
Joan Broadman has written 14 plays, 10 of which have been produced. Her plays have been performed in 11 states and Australia. Her awards include “Excellence in Playwriting” from the Theatre Association of New York State, second prize in the International Jewish Short Play Competition, first prize in the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, and first prize in the W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest. Broadman is a student in UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting.
Seeking Flight stars Broom Street veterans Joe Lutz, Luke Kokinos, Jan Levine Thal and introduces Lindsey Hoel Neds to the BST Boards.
Opening weekend is October 19th and 20th at 8:00pm and runs Thursdays-Saturday nights at 8:00pm thru November 10th. Tickets are $9.00 at the door. Air conditioning. Wheelchair accessible. Comfortable Seating. (608) 244-8338 for reservations.
“The last thing we want to see is an animal hurt,” adds Rep. Franz. “We have to protect what we do now, which is raising cattle and producing these for consumption.”