Footlight Players present ‘Here on the Flight Path’

| September 26, 2018

Katie Aggas and Jeff Wherley rehearse for the Footlight Players’ production of “Here on the Flight Path.” Performance dates are Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 740-622-2959 or going to Jen Jones | Beacon

COSHOCTON – “Funny.” “Hilarious.” “True to life.” These are just a few of the words the actors from “Here on the Flight Path” used to describe the play.

Director Susan Metz Guthrie said she saw a 30 minute excerpt from the Norm Foster play and really fell in love with it. “It’s funny, smart, and clever.” She said she was familiar with Foster’s work and ordered the script soon after seeing the short piece. Guthrie said she enjoyed the script right through till the end – that unlike some scripts, she loved it all.

The play features Jeff Wherley, Ellen Hardesty, Katie Aggas, and Jill Baumgardner with a special appearance by Amanda Kittel. The entire show takes place on one set – on the balconies of adjoining apartments. Wherley plays John, a writer, who meets three different women as they each move into the apartment next to his.

Wherley said, “I swear Norm Foster read my diary – this character is me.”  Wherley also said this play is nerve wracking and exhausting to him as his character never leaves the stage. “It’s a real challenge.”

Baumgardner said being on stage with just Wherley is fun. “I really enjoy working one on one with him. These characters are likeable, flawed humans.”

Aggas plays Angel, an aspiring singer, who moves to the big city to pursue her singing career. “The part is funny and I like playing funny roles. It’s been a challenge to learn my lines and cues. There isn’t a chance to go off stage and review lines.”

The play features three very different acts, so there is sure to be parts to please everyone who attends. Performance dates are Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The production is not appropriate for those under 13. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students in seventh through 12th grade and can be purchased by calling 740-622-2959 or by going to An opening night reception will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5.

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