100 PLANES

Critics

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Reviews: 8

Audience

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Reviews: 0

The year is 1997 and hotshot young pilot Lieutenant Kay McClure dreams of being the first to fly a new hybrid fighter jet. She begs the legendary Major Anne Clarkson to train her. Major Clarkson pushes Kay impossibly hard despite the concerns of Monique, Major Clarkson’s lover.

100 PLANES is a bittersweet comic drama that follows three women as ambition, love, and passion collide on a US Air Force Base in Germany.

Reviews

Having a next-to-nothing budget hasn’t helped the look of the piece, although director Elizabeth V. Newman’s handling of the pace and of her actors does keep us attended to the plot, such as it is. All four of the performers were up to snuff, each mostly delineating their characters’ needs carefully.

sweet-sour - Dale Reynolds - Hollywood Revealed - ...read full review


Unexpected and inventive characters beautifully written and poignant, persuasive performances set in a world far outside most of your usual theatre-goers experience.  The staging is compelling and elegant, the direction simple and raw, the performances all outstanding, bold and gorgeously real.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


There’s much to enjoy in Lila Rose Kaplan’s play, which, on second thought, seems more to be about the relationship of the players than the dream of 100 planes. Each has their own dream, their objective of what they want other than the person they are with.

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


100 Planes is a story of three women who struggle against love and ambition. It is well written and very well performed by a strong cast.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


100 Planes is an impressive piece - it soars and delivers an impressive punch, with some unexpected turbulence and surprises along the way.

sweet - Harrison Held - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Lila Rose Kaplan’s 100 Planes is a bold, spartan production. Effective, but unfinished. This is not a bad thing. The subject matter is quite powerful, and beautifully contained in a thoughtful and effortlessly passionate performance by lead actress Alani Rose Chock.

sweet - Michael Edwards - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Director Elizabeth V. Newman keeps the pace brisk, and I greatly appreciate the necessary choreography that the cast effects as they shoved and carried props and scenery.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Director Elizabeth V. Newman draws good performances from the cast, but this is a problematic play that offers little in the way of compelling theater.

sweet-sour - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Having a next-to-nothing budget hasn’t helped the look of the piece, although director Elizabeth V. Newman’s handling of the pace and of her actors does keep us attended to the plot, such as it is. All four of the performers were up to snuff, each mostly delineating their characters’ needs carefully.

sweet-sour - Dale Reynolds - Hollywood Revealed - ...read full review


Unexpected and inventive characters beautifully written and poignant, persuasive performances set in a world far outside most of your usual theatre-goers experience.  The staging is compelling and elegant, the direction simple and raw, the performances all outstanding, bold and gorgeously real.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


There’s much to enjoy in Lila Rose Kaplan’s play, which, on second thought, seems more to be about the relationship of the players than the dream of 100 planes. Each has their own dream, their objective of what they want other than the person they are with.

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


100 Planes is a story of three women who struggle against love and ambition. It is well written and very well performed by a strong cast.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


100 Planes is an impressive piece - it soars and delivers an impressive punch, with some unexpected turbulence and surprises along the way.

sweet - Harrison Held - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Lila Rose Kaplan’s 100 Planes is a bold, spartan production. Effective, but unfinished. This is not a bad thing. The subject matter is quite powerful, and beautifully contained in a thoughtful and effortlessly passionate performance by lead actress Alani Rose Chock.

sweet - Michael Edwards - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Director Elizabeth V. Newman keeps the pace brisk, and I greatly appreciate the necessary choreography that the cast effects as they shoved and carried props and scenery.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Director Elizabeth V. Newman draws good performances from the cast, but this is a problematic play that offers little in the way of compelling theater.

sweet-sour - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review