One November Yankee, NoHo Arts Center

Photo by Robert Arbogast.

One November Yankee by Joshua Ravetch.

Sharon Perlmutter –

Joshua Ravetch’s One November Yankee is a play for two performers and an airplane. In the NoHo Arts Center world premiere production, that’s Harry Hamlin, Loretta Swit, and a two-seater yellow Piper Cub. The actors play three different brother/sister pairs as we follow the story of the plane through three critical scenes: when it crashed in the woods of New Hampshire, carrying siblings on their way to a wedding; when the wreck was discovered, five years later, by a pair of hikers; and, two days later (this part of the timeline doesn’t quite work), when the crumpled plane is displayed by an artist and his sister as a new piece of modern art. The stories are not told in chronological order; two scenes in the museum bookend the crash and the plane’s discovery.  Read more…