It’s 1932 and America’s Aviation Sweetheart is about to make a dangerous solo crossing of the Atlantic. A procession of other women aviators has been swallowed by the Atlantic, but Amelia Earhart is determined to be the first to survive. In an effort to gain an advantage, she and her wealthy husband approach the best meteorologist they can find, Ray Spencer. Frozen by a past he can’t shake, Spencer refuses to help. Based on the true story of Amelia Earhart and her solo flight, The Crossing is a haunting musical retelling of that story: a brave young woman risking all, a mature man withdrawing into a self protective shell of doubt, and the unbound natural forces that ultimately control all men’s fates, all come into sharp focus in this compelling new work.
The Crossing opens on Friday July 15th, 2016, and runs on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays through August 13th. Thursday July 14th is a Pay What You Can Preview . General admission tickets purchased on-line in advance for all shows are $37.00 or $34.00 for students and seniors. General admission tickets purchased at the box office are $42.00 or $38.00 for students and seniors.
Advance tickets are available online at http://www.schmeater.org or through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2481026 or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can at the door for any same day, available unreserved tickets. Box office opens at 7:00 p.m. on day of show.
Theater Schmeater is located at The Schmee, 2125 Third Ave in Belltown. For more information about Creature or any other Theater Schmeater event, please go to http://www.schmeater.org