by Gary Ferrar and Louis Aquiler
directed by Gary Ferrar
Loosely based on The Wizard of Oz, Wild Blue imagines the hysterical and haunting moments that caused Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater to curse out passengers over the intercom, slide down the emergency slide, and become an instant Facebook sensation. In the second act, Steven escapes to a cabin near the Canadian border, inhabited by famed 1970’s airline hijacker/outlaw D. B. Cooper. In this backwoods version of Oz, Steven assumes the role of Dorothy while D. B., as the Wizard, questions whether their actions are “the only sane reaction to an insane society.” Wild Blue explores the many problems with our overburdened society and whether or not it’s possible to truly break free.
3/29/2011 at 8:00pm