Up and Away

Theatre (new writing, contemporary)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 1
  • 20:15
  • Aug 17
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Carthage College Theatre Program
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin. Aspiring YouTube star Madison McDoogle's attempt to rise out of poverty and isolation is threatened by drug abuse and addiction. The play serves as a timely call to action about the rising heroin epidemic and the lives it impacts. Playwright Eric Simonson is a writer and producer for Amazon Original shows The Man in the High Castle and Homecoming, and won an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). His Broadway credits include Lombardi, and The Song of Jacob Zulu, which was nominated for six Tony awards.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Sean Davis 65 days ago

Up and Away (***)
A young woman and her director/friend who have created a successful streaming channel invite a troubled animator to collaborate with them. The elements of this story of drug addiction arising from original oxycodone prescriptions are compelling, but their non-chronological organization in the play weakens their power. There is also a scene describing a stay in a Chicago hotel that is, and feels, superfluous as it takes place.

This was the 27th most enjoyable of the 69 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Wolfgang 71 days ago

great performance about the very important and sensitive topic of drug addiction. finally a play at fringe which makes me think. well done, best play so far for me.


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