New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 8

public school basement where they were doing it. It was jarring theatre and it stayed with me all of this time. I wondered if I could do that here. I started looking into it and finally found a way to get the rights, which was not easy. I think they’ve only licensed it one or two times.” The six different situations take the audience on a roller coaster ride that lures you in with moments that are almost comic, such as pilots flirting with flight NewJerseyStage.com attendants. But with the audience disarmed, the scenes start getting darker. “You’ve better be ready for a ride because the scenes are terrifying,” said Paprzycki. “And they’re real.” The reality of the situations is something that truly hits home. These aren’t imaginary characters whose lives are in danger, these were real people caught in situations that could easily happen to you or me while flying. 2015 - ISSUE 10 8