Airline Miles, a new play by Hank Perritt. Richard Ginsburg's life is falling apart. He no longer has the business he built from scratch. He is estranged from his son. He has become obsessed with a special airline frequent-flyer program that lets him fly first class anywhere in the world whenever he wants. The program has become the focus of his existence. And now the airline has cancelled his privileges. Brendan Scope is on the fast track. He is a handsome former college athlete, now practicing law with some significant litigation victories to his credit. Nothing can get in his way, not even some painful disasters from his past that he has managed to bury. Not even the fact that he is gay.
Then Richard becomes his client
Airline Miles Review Round-Up
Windy City Times - Recommended
"...Director Peter Connor refuses to allow this minor, but capably crafted, drama to succumb to vanity-production carelessness, however. Veteran Chicago trouper Gary Houston lends our self-made industrialist an avuncular presence contrasting with the youthful impatience of Brandon Thompson's likewise independent-minded go-getter, making for repartee generating the requisite tension. If the object of their contention is written as little more than a McGuffin (though Jordan Phelps struggles to render Bobby worthy of the fuss expended upon him), and if the plot complications are resolved a bit too tidily, the dynamic of the two principal actors transform the 95 minutes of this short-running play into time well spent."
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Centerstage - Recommended
"... “Miles” deals with very sad subject matter in a fascinatingly low key way. There are no histrionics here, just a deeply held appreciation for love and for life."
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