CENSORED on Final Approach
Infinite Variety Productions, a NYC based, not-for-profit theatre company,
is partnering with the American Airpower Museum to bring IVP’s production of
“Censored on Final Approach” by Phylis Ravel to Farmingdale, NY for this special event.
“Censored on Final Approach” is the story of four WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots): women hired by the United States Army Air Forces during WWII to fly military aircrafts and tow targets for live anti-aircraft artillery practice, thereby freeing male pilots for combat missions.
More than one thousand women flew for the WASP program, but their stories are rarely found in the history books. Infinite Variety Productions & the American Airpower Museum hope to change that.
We hope to bring a deeper layer of meaning to IVP’s acclaimed production by performing this piece in the AAM’s historic WWII hangar against a backdrop of vintage aircraft. With the ability to explore the museum’s exhibits, the WWII planes, interact with various authors and historians specializing in the WASP, and witness a play that comes straight out of the history books, IVP and the AAM promise this will be a night to remember for all attendees.
SHOW DATES : Friday, May 8th @ 8pm and Saturday, May 9th @ 8pm (Museum opens at 6pm)
LOCATION: American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Hwy, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Admission: All tickets include admission to the American Airpower Museum. General admission- $25, Veterans: $18, Seniors: $18, Students: $15,(email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code)
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The women in Ms. Ravel’s play are willing to accept any mission for their chance to serve their country, gain the respect of their male counterparts, and experience the thrill of flying. As one of the characters in the play puts it, “I guess that’s the difference…Most men are here because they have to be. We’re here because we want to be.”
“Censored on Final Approach” is a story of strength, courage, identity, and the close-knit friendships formed during a very important period in American history. These women flew a combined total of some 60 million miles in every type of military aircraft and paved the way for future generations of female pilots, both military and civilian. This play continues IVP’s tradition of producing works that underscore the pivotal but often overlooked roles women have played throughout history.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN AIRPOWER MUSEUM (AAM)
The American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport is a museum dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of all Americans who have sacrificed themselves to defend our liberties and to educate a new generation regarding the courage, valor and heroism of our nation’s citizen soldiers by presenting the operational aircraft and armor in the museum’s collection and its related displays, exhibits and programs. Situated in Farmingdale, New York, the museum is located on the former site of Republic Aviation, responsible for producing over 9,000 aircraft during World War II. For more information about the museum, please visit www.americanairpowermuseum.com
ABOUT INFINITE VARIETY PRODUCTIONS (IVP)
Infinite Variety Productions is dedicated to shining a light on the lesser known stories from women’s history. Our NYC production of “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro, which tells the stories of women who served in Vietnam during the war, was presented in Washington, DC for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial 20th Anniversary in November 2013, and in Wyoming at the VA center, high schools, and colleges. IVP’s “Censored on Final Approach” had sold out performances at The Judson Theatre off of Washington Square Park and an acclaimed run at the Woman in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. After the run at The American Airpower Museum, IVP will be heading back to Northern Wyoming with two new shows. To learn more about hiring IVP for your school, organization or theatre please visit us at: www.infinitevarietynyc.com or email Ashley Adelman at: email@example.com