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"Air Heart" by Mara Neimanis

Performances September 3-13

Posted 09.03.09 by Kel Millionie

The strength moves are there for more than just the whoa! factor. 

With dazzling athleticism,  humor and poetic flights,  aerial acrobatics are performed atop a 12-foot spinning plane sculpture by aerial-actor Mara Neimanis as she brings to life the legendary aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared trying to fly around the world.


"In a daring and original theatrical experiment, Neimanis has managed to create a touching glimpse into the life and personality of Amelia Earhart.  In Air Heart, a one-woman show written and performed by Mara Neimanis, there's no need to suspend your disbelief.  Neimanis, who spends nearly the entire show swinging from a 12-foot-tall metal sculpture, will suspend it for you."  -The Buffalo News

"The strength moves are there for more than just the whoa! factor."  Portraying both a straight talking Earhart and a more poetic narrator, Neimanis uses her muscular grace to emphasize the aviator's unblinking courage, her "madness" for flight and her accomplishments on the ground, advocating for women's rights and an end to war." -The Washington Post

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  • Sept. 13, matinee at 2 p.m
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  • $20 General Admission
  • Free to MICA Students Opening Night, Sept. 3, $5 thereafter
  • $15 MICA Staff / Faculty / Artists / Non-MICA Students