William Clark


Fly By Night

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from June 10-July 23
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from June 11-July 23
2 p.m.
$30-$45; $15 preview shows

At the center of Fly By Night — a musical penned by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock — is aspiring songwriter Harold McClam. While McClam longs to create a transcendent tune, his paying gig as a sandwich maker at a New York deli proves an inconvenient commitment. Setting aside the job, however, Harold must still contend with a host of distractions, including two sisters from South Dakota, one seeking stardom, the other content as a waitress. Sending Harold’s focus even further off course are tangled relations with his widowed father, his cantankerous boss, and a wealthy young playwright. Directed by Sarah Rasmussen, this production boasts an exceptional cast capable of drawing upon the nuances underpinning their idiosyncratic characters, particularly Chris Koza in the primary role as Harold. Jim Lichtscheidl, Royer Bockus, Leah Anderson, Joshua Campbell, Joy Dolo, and James Detmar are also on hand to lend a charismatic levity, fleshing out figures with other places to be, even if in the meantime they must contend with one another’s company.