Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pioneer of Aviation Subject of New Multi-Media Theatrical Piece on NYC's Theatre Row

If you're in the New York area this week, a must see performance is Before Icarus Fell, a new theatrical piece conceived and directed by Tony Chiroldes of Broadway’s In the Heights.

Chiroldes skillfully brings to life the compelling story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian student of science who was the first person to demonstrate that regular, controlled flying was possible. In 1901, Santos-Dumont became one of the most talked about people of the early 20th Century as a result of making a complete flight around Paris’ Eiffel Tower.  Before Icarus Fell is made possible through a 2010 Seed Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation and incorporates live actors with multi-media elements, shadow puppetry and music.

The production stars Liz Acosta, Laurie Berenhaus, Bill Hubner and Tony Chiroldes.

Before Icarus Fell opened at Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, on November 3, 2010 and plays through November 7, 2010 (Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.). Tickets are $20. For more information visit

Watch a teaser video HERE!

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