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The Fame of the Aeronaut

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Staged reading of senior Wesley Caretto's epic script for his Theater Studies distinction project! The Fame of the Aeronaut tells the story of world-famous aeronaut-hot air balloon pilot-Jean-Pierre Blanchard, who rose to prominence in the late 18th Century for his daring flights. When he moves to America in 1793 to launch the first flight in the Western hemisphere, he brings his wife, Victoire, and his son, Julien, along with him. As the allure of fame and the threat of financial debt loom overhead, Jean-Pierre is forced to choose between his career and his family.