Come From Away

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“Come From Away” is the story of the 38 planes that were vectored into Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11 when US airspace was closed. It’s told from the point of view of the Newfoundlanders. Seven thousand “Plane People” arrived in a town of 9,000 people and stayed for a week. Everything we hear about Canadians was on full display.

The house was full and the energy palpable. Directly behind us sat two young couples from Newfoundland, excited and proud. They explained to us that the Celtic style music was Newfoundland music.

Five stars come in different sizes. Two nights ago we saw “Sunday in the Park with George” — a totally different five star experience from this. Audiences too are completely different. But five stars I give this, also.

Yes, the stories of the “Plane People” might have been more fully developed, but this 1 hour 45 minute production set its pace at the start and kept it up till the end and the audience loved it.

Doug Anderson

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One Response to “Come From Away”

  1. What I mean is that the music of “Come From Away” is more rough & ready as opposed to the music of “Sunday in the Park with George” is as elegant as it gets. Two different genres. Take your pick……or pick both.

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