AIRLINE HIGHWAY’S playwright Lisa D’amour introduces her long-time friend and poet Danny Kerwick. Danny is the inspiration for the Character Francis, played by Gordon Joseph Weiss in Steppenwolf’s production. We thought it would be fun to sit down with all three and talk about this unique experience.
Steppenwolf’s AIRLINE HIGHWAY brings a party worth talking about to the stage. Set in New Orleans, this new world premiere production is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts who make life a little more interesting. Headed to Broadway in the Spring of 2015, now is your chance to see it here in Chicago first—on stage through February 14. Tickets start at just $20: learn more at http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/productions/index.aspx?id=623
Synopsis: In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A ragtag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. A world premiere from the author of “Detroit,” “Airline Highway” is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts who make life a little more interesting.