… a thrilling physical showcase with heart and laughs to spare. Cirque du Soleil plus Superheroes. That’s the easiest way to quickly describe the wildly inventive Flying V Fights: Heroes & Monsters…and yet it still feels woefully insufficient. Genre-busting company Flying V’s latest production represents the best kind of fan service, using iconic comic book […]
Jason Schlafstein on Flying V’s new fight show: Heroes & Monsters
At this year’s Helen Hayes Awards, Flying V Theatre was awarded the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. Beginning on June 11th, the troupe will unveil its first production since that award brought the five-year-old company onto the radar of some theatergoers who may not yet have been aware of them.
The Pirate Laureate and the King of the Sea
That the pen is mightier than the sword is the dream of every English major, and also the theme of the Zachary Fernebok’s “Pirate Laureate” series, of which this is the second exemplar. It is also the dream of diplomats and lovers of peace everywhere, although its truth remains undetermined.
Christopher Henley talks Lobster Alice with Flying V
Lobster Alice. No, it’s not a specialty at some upscale Cleveland Park hotspot for foodies. It’s a play running for one more week (through October 12th) at the Writer’s Center in downtown Bethesda, a production by the theatre company Flying V. I saw it on Monday night, and I loved it.
Lobster Alice from Flying V
“I see the head of Voltaire” Alice says in Kira Obolensky’s Lobster Alice, looking at a painting by Salvador Dalí in a certain way. Things are seldom what they seem in the famous surrealist’s work. The same can be said of Flying V’s awesome production set in a Walt Disney animator’s office.
Flying V Fights: Love is a Battlefield
Sexy, visceral, and physical, Flying V’s original ensemble piece Flying V Fights: Love is a Battlefield packs a wallop. From love taps to sucker punches and even gladiatorial contest, Flying V Fights explores romance and sex, dispensing with spoken dialogue. Here, the couples speak with their hands, fists, quarterstaffs, rapiers, and wrestling moves. The results […]