The Bradley Beach Arts Council will present Flighty Connection, a comedic solo show performed by Liz Days, on Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the banquet hall fire house as part of their 2015 free event series.
“This program is pretty unusual for the Jersey Shore,” said Julia Rand of the Bradley Beach Arts Council. “I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like it here.”
The show which is written and performed by New York City actress, comedian, and playwright, Liz Days, and directed by Rachael Harrington, is about a passenger on a plane who meets seven other characters, all played by Days throughout the show. In between wardrobe and voice changes, Days takes on the roles of six other characters during her “flight.”
“I watched her entire show (in NYC) and asked her to please come and do it in NJ,” said Rand who was excited when Days agreed.
Days developed some of the characters in “Flighty Connections” during her two-year standup comedy show, “Liz & Missy’s Comedy Party” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. During the show, Days transforms into six characters including a chatty southern airplane seatmate, an elderly British fan of American football and a Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast.
“Through the conversations with invisible companions, each character finds that sometimes it takes reaching out to see what we’re missing,” said the program.
Next week, the Bradley Beach Arts Council will continue their 2015 free event series with “Song Festival” on Friday, August 14 at 7pm at the banquet hall firehouse. The event will feature opera arias and duets along with musical theatre songs and popular Broadway hits. Artistic Director, Jacklyn Schneider, and Music Director, Stephen Francis Vasta, will be directing Liz Lang, Andrew Moore, and Kelsey Robertson. Roberston has been performing with the Arts Council since its inception.