The School of Theatre Arts presents “Airline Highway”
Dr. Michelle Gibbs makes her IWU directorial debut with Airline Highway, Lisa D’Amour’s 2014 tour de force set in the parking lot of The Hummingbird Motel, outside New Orleans. Motel residents gather for the funeral of Miss Ruby, a burlesque icon and mother hen to the community. Ruby is the guest of honor—insisting she attend the celebration of her life. As the bons temps roulée, the neighbors’ stories unfold. Airline Highway first premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and ran on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, closing on June 7, 2015. It was nominated for four Tony Awards three Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Featured Actor in a Play for K. Todd Freeman.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - Friday, April 8, 2022
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
McPherson Hall at Illinois Wesleyan University
2 Ames Plaza East
Bloomington Illinois 61701