Previews Sep 1, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for O'Hare International Airport with 296 aboard is paralyzed midair. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended toward an emergency landing and crashed at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 of 296 passengers and crew survived. Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this award-winning original play is a reflection on how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.