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CAST

in alphabetical order

Bonnie & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETRINA BROMLEY


Oz & others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GENO CARR
Beverley/Annette & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JENN COLELLA
Claude & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOEL HATCH
Bob & others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RODNEY HICKS
Janice & others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KENDRA KASSEBAUM
Kevin T./Garth & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAD KIMBALL
Nick & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEE MacDOUGALL
Kevin J./Ali & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAESAR SAMAYOA
Hannah & others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Q. SMITH
Beulah & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASTRID VAN WIEREN
Diane & others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHARON WHEATLEY

BAND
IAN EISENDRATH: Conductor, Piano, Synthesizer, Accordion and Harmonium
ALEC BERLIN: Acoustic and Electric Guitars
NATE LUECK: Mandolins, Bouzuki, Guitars
ROMANO DI NILLO: Bodhran, Djembe, Cajon, Shakers
LARRY LELLI: Drums, Shakers, Djembe, Cajon
CARL CARTER: Acoustic and Electric Bass
BEN POWER: Flutes, Whistles, Uilleann Pipes
CAITLIN WARBELOW: Fiddle
DAVID LAI: Music Coordinator
CHRIS RANNEY: Associate Conductor
ANDREW BARRETT for Lionella Music, LLC: Electronic Music Design
RYAN DRISCOLL and ZACH REDLER: Music Preparation
BOB HALLETT: Newfoundland Music Consultant
MUSICAL NUMBERS
1. WELCOME TO THE ROCK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claude, Company
2. 38 PLANES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
3. BLANKETS AND BEDDING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
4. 28 HOURS / WHEREVER WE ARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley, Company
5. DARKNESS AND TREES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
6. On the Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
7. DARKNESS AND TREES (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
8. LEAD US OUT OF THE NIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
9. PHONING HOME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
10. COSTUME PARTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane, Hannah, Kevin T., Kevin J., Company
11. I AM HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah
12. PRAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin T., Company
13. ON THE EDGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
14. In the Bar / HEAVE AWAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
15. SCREECH IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claude, Company
16. ME AND THE SKY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley, Female Company
17. The Dover Fault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick, Diane
18. STOP THE WORLD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick, Diane, Company
19. 38 PLANES (Reprise) / SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. . . . Beverley, Company
20. SOMETHINGS MISSING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
21. 10 Years Later. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
22. FINALE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claude, Company
23. Bonus: SCREECH OUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Band
The Come From Away benefit concert teamat the Gander airport.
SYNOPSIS
Come From Away tells the true story of 38 planes and almost 7,000 passengers from around the
world that were diverted to the small community of Gander, Newfoundland on September 11th, 2001,
doubling its population in an instant. While the world witnessed the worst acts of humankind, these
stranded passengers had their faith in humanity restored by the Canadians who, for five days, comforted
those who had come from away.

YOU ARE HERE


Gander is a small town in Newfoundland and Labrador, the most isolated Canadian province, with one
of the largest airports in the world. From the 1940s through the 1960s Gander was a refueling stop
for transatlantic flights, hosting troops during World War II, and countless celebrities like the Beatles,
Albert Einstein, the Queen, and Fidel Castro. When jumbo jets no longer needed to refuel to cross the
Atlantic, Gander International Airport once called The Crossroads of the World was reduced
to servicing only a few flights a day, until it welcomed the world on September 11th, 2001.

FROM THE CREATORS


In September 2011, we traveled to Newfoundland for the 10th anniversary of that pivotal day,
along with countless returning passengers, pilots and flight crew. We spent almost a month there,
interviewing everyone we could and experiencing the same incredible generosity that the original
stranded passengers (or come from aways) did. Every character in the show was inspired by a friend
we made out there and we returned wanting to share every story we heard 16,000 of them, in
a 100-minute musical, with 12 actors. As Reg Wright, president and CEO of the Gander International
Airport once told us, Youre writing a show about giving people sandwiches? Good luck with that!

But it wasnt just luck that brought us where we are today like Gander, we had an incredible
community who helped us tell this story. Shepherded by our producers, Junkyard Dog Productions,
who have assembled the best team you could ask for, it started with our director, Christopher Ashley,
whose leadership and artistry are beyond measure. Our music supervisor, Ian Eisendrath, passionately
dove into the world of Newfoundland music he even learned to play the button accordion! And our
choreographer, Kelly Devine, together with Chris, created a unique staging vocabulary that moves us
from airplanes to busses to Legion halls in an instant all with 12 chairs and 2 tables. Our cast
members hail from all across North America including Newfoundland! Each actor plays locals
and come from aways, switching on a dime from one accent and character to the next, but also
supporting one another as a true ensemble: a diverse and unique company of individuals telling the
story as one. Having now seen our teams work hundreds of times, we never get tired of watching the
magic they have all created onstage.

And then there are times we just close our eyes and listen. The music of Come From Away is intricately
woven together with the dialogue, so weve tried to capture the total experience of the show in this
cast recording while still saving a few surprises for the theatre. Newfoundland music draws on unique
instruments which make up the heartbeat of our show: button accordion, bodhran, over twenty high and
low whistles, Celtic fiddle, mandolin and a mop-and-bottle-caps-screwed-into-a-boot called an ugly
stick not your traditional Broadway sound. Ian Eisendraths arrangements, August Eriksmoens
orchestrations and our kick ass band beautifully capture the essence of the authentic music we love
from The Rock. Beyond that, the music tells the story as much as the words group numbers suggest
a community zeitgeist while solos express moments of isolation. Hand drums from Newfoundland are
contrasted with hand drums from Africa to find commonalities, fusing to create a musical metaphor that
says we are greater together than apart.

Come From Away was workshopped at Sheridan Colleges Canadian Music Theatre Project under the
leadership of Michael Rubinoff, who first introduced us to this life-changing story. It was presented
at Goodspeed Musicals Festival of New Artists and the National Alliance for Music Theatres Festival
of New Musicals, followed by a world premiere co-production at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle
Repertory Theatre. It then travelled to Fords Theatre in Washington D.C., the Royal Alexandra Theatre
in Toronto, and most importantly to Newfoundland for two incredible benefit concerts, giving back to
the people who gave so much. We were thrilled to be the first Broadway-bound show to play the Gander
Community Centre Hockey Arena!

But the biggest honor and most humbling experiences have been sharing the show with the people we
interviewed now good friends as well as those who lost loved ones on that tragic day, and who have,
like us, found hope in a story about human kindness.

Thank you to everyone who made this journey possible and thank you for listening!

Irene & David @sankoffandhein


Photo: Sandler Townsend
WELCOME TO THE ROCK
A word of warning before you listen to this cast album: Come From Away is a musical that might very
well inspire you to adopt an animal. I first saw Irene Sankoff and David Heins joyous and moving
show about human kindness in a sold-out hockey rink in Gander the small Newfoundland town
on the edge of the world where 38 airplanes from around the world were redirected when American
airspace was shut down on 9/11.

Junkyard Dog Productions, Come From Aways lead producers, had flown the entire Broadway-bound
cast and creative team led by director Christopher Ashley out for two concert performances with
all the box office going to charities in Gander and the surrounding towns like Gambo, Glenwood,
Appleton, Lewisporte and Norris Arm.

It was about giving back to the communities who inspired the show by sharing food, shelter, clothes
and, in certain cases, good Irish whiskey with 6,579 refugees of all nationalities stranded there for a
week back in 2001. The feeling of goodwill generated by the spirit of the show itself didn't go away
when I left the rink which may be why when I stopped by the local SPCA to meet Bonnie Harris,
the amazing real-life woman who, like the character of the same name in Come From Away, cared for
the frightened dogs, cats and even a pair of bonobo apes stuck at the airport that week, I ended up
leaving with papers to adopt an adorable mutt named Ginger. (My surprised wife back in Toronto put
the brakes on my spontaneous idea but happily, Ginger had another home lined up.)

Come From Away has shown an amazing ability to inspire audiences to pay it forward in every place
its played on route to Broadway even as it became the highest grossing show in Seattle Repertory
Theatres history and broke ticket sales records in La Jolla, Washington DC, and at the Royal
Alexandra Theatre in Toronto (where its composer and lyricist are based). It has had the critics raving
too ending up on end-of-year lists at the LA Times, Seattle Times, Washington Post, the Toronto
Star and mine at The Globe and Mail.

It could be said that Come From Away fits into a familiar line of American musicals where characters
find themselves challenged by an unfamiliar foreign culture from Rodgers and Hammerstein
classics like South Pacific to Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopezs satiric hit The Book of
Mormon. But what makes Sankoff and Heins approach to telling this story so right for today is neither
the perspective of the Come From Aways who were stranded in Gander, or that of the Islanders
whose lives were upended by them, dominates.

At the same time, as so many of the folks in Gander told me, even though Sankoff and Hein are Come
from Aways themselves, they depict the resilient culture of Newfoundland with great authenticity and
respect from the unique idioms, accents and dishes (like Beulahs cod au gratin) to its vibrant
fiddle-filled, floor-stomping music to its self-deprecating screeching-in ceremonies.

At a time when the number of displaced people in the world is at a historical high, worse even than
after the Second World War, a story about opening your home to strangers in need even when they
are scared, or you are could not have arrived at a more crucial moment. And if not to a stranger,
then maybe to a dog? Im still working on my wife.

J. Kelly Nestruck, theatre critic at The Globe and Mail


1. WELCOME TO THE ROCK ACTOR 6 ALL
WELCOME TO THE FARTHEST PLACE WE WILL NOT BE DROWNED
CLAUDE YOULL GET FROM DISNEYLAND
On the northeast tip of North America, on ACTOR 3
an island called Newfoundland, theres an CLAUDE WELCOME TO THE LAND WHERE WE LOST
airport it used to be one of the biggest FISH AND CHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS OUR LOVED ONES AND WE SAID
airports in the world. And next to it, is a town
called Gander. WOMEN & CLAUDE ALL
THIS IS NEWFOUNDLAND WE WILL STILL GO ON
CLAUDE
WELCOME TO THE ROCK! GROUP 1 ACTOR 10
IF YOU COME FROM AWAY WELCOME TO THE ROCK WELCOME TO THE LAND WHERE THE
YOULL PROBABLY UNDERSTAND WINDS TRIED TO BLOW
ABOUT A HALF OF WHAT WE SAY GROUP 2
THEY SAY NO MANS AN ISLAND, IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER ALL
BUT AN ISLAND MAKES A MAN AND WE SAID NO
ALL
CLAUDE, OZ, BEULAH & BONNIE IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER BONNIE
SPECIALLY WHEN ONE COMES IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER That morning, I drop my kids off at school
FROM ONE LIKE NEWFOUNDLAND IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER and head to the SPCA, where Im greeted by
my other kids all barking and meowing
ALL OZ for breakfast and a belly rub. Not that Im
WELCOME TO THE ROCK That morning, Im in my car. The kids cross complaining. I loves em. But by the time
Airport Boulevard to get to school and that feeding is done, Ive got to get back to
BEULAH time a day people are in a little bit of a rush pick up my human kids. So, I take just one
That morning, Im in the classroom. Its our to get to work and stuff, so normally I sit second for myself. And Im sitting in my car.
first day back and the school busses are on there and run my radar.
strike, so Im covering for Annette, whos run- ANNETTE
ning late! Oz cues the cast to make a "WOOP-WOOP" Im in the library.
sound.
ANNETTE BEULAH
Sorry, Beulah! Hows the kids? OZ Im in the staffroom.
And if they're speeding, Ill stop em and
BEULAH write out a warning ticket. Ill write STFD BONNIE, BEULAH & ANNETTE
Not exactly thrilled to be inside on such a Slow The Fuck Down. And I turn on the radio.
gorgeous day, so I told them wed only have a
half-day this morning and they were quite ACTOR 2 ALL
pleased until I told them wed have the WELCOME TO THE LAND WHERE THE YOU ARE HERE
other half in the afternoon! WINTERS TRIED TO KILL US AT THE START OF A MOMENT
AND WE SAID ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
ACTOR 8 WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA
WELCOME TO THE WILDEST WEATHER ALL HERE ON THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC
THAT YOUVE EVER HEARD OF WE WILL NOT BE KILLED ON AN ISLAND IN BETWEEN
THERE AND HERE
ACTOR 12 ACTOR 9
WHERE EVERYONE IS NICER, BUT ITS WELCOME TO THE LAND WHERE THE
NEVER NICE ABOVE WATERS TRIED TO DROWN US
AND WE SAID
ALL TO THE ONES WHOVE LEFT AND THEN ANOTHER AND THEN
(Repeated underneath) YOURE NEVER TRULY GONE THIRTY-TWO PLANES
IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER A CANDLES IN THE WINDOW (THIRTY-TWO PLANES)
IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER AND THE KETTLES ALWAYS ON THEN ANOTHER
AND THEN ANOTHER
OZ ALL AND THEN ANOTHER AND THEN
Im running my radar when Bonnie comes by. WHEN THE SUN IS COMING UP THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT
She pulls up, and she is waving at me like AND THE WORLD HAS COME ASHORE THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT
mad, so I roll down my window and she says IF YOURE HOPING FOR A HARBOUR THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT PLANES
THEN YOULL FIND AN OPEN DOOR
BONNIE IN THE WINTER FROM THE WATER JANICE
Oz, turn on the radio! THROUGH WHATEVERS IN THE WAY Is this on? Sorry. Im new. This is Rogers TV
TO THE ONES WHO HAVE COME FROM AWAY Channel 9. My names Janice Mosher and Im
OZ WELCOME TO THE ROCK! reporting live from Gander Airport where the 19th
Slow it down, Bonnie. plane has just touched down. Im here with

BONNIE 2. 38 PLANES BONNIE


Jesus H.! Oz! Turn on your radio! Bonnie Harris. On a normal day, we get a half
BEVERLEY dozen flights now we've already got three
COMPANY On final approach, were coming into runway times that many landing in two hours. Its a lot
WHERE OUR STORIES START two-two, and I think, Where am I gonna of noise. You can smell the fuel. You can smell
park this thing? There are planes lined up the exhaust.
JANICE like sardines. And as far as I can see, there's
Its my first day at the station. cars lined up too. It looks like everybody in OZ
Newfoundland is here. Jaysus, thats a jumbo! Theres gotta be two-fifty
COMPANY or three hundred on her. Thats a fairly large one,
WHERE WELL END THE NIGHT ALL UNLESS SPEAKING theres gotta be two hundred on her now, Im
(underneath) adding this up. We got 38 planes we got two,
GARTH ONE PLANE three hundred people on the average Holy shit!
Im getting coffee for the picket line. THEN ANOTHER
AND THEN ANOTHER
COMPANY AND THEN ANOTHER AND THEN 3. BLANKETS AND BEDDING
WHERE WE KNOW BY HEART THIRTEEN PLANES
THEN ANOTHER JANICE
CRYSTAL AND THEN ANOTHER 11:53 a.m.
Five minutes til my smoke break. AND THEN ANOTHER AND THEN
NINETEEN PLANES ALL
COMPANY THEN ANOTHER Tuesday.
EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT AND THEN ANOTHER
AND THEN ANOTHER AND THEN JANICE
DWIGHT TWENTY-SIX PLANES September 11th, 2001. Any available commu-
Im off to work at the airport. THEN ANOTHER nity buildings will be converted into shelters.
AND THEN ANOTHER With thousands of passengers arriving at any
MEN AND THEN ANOTHER AND THEN minute, the town is asking for help with
WELCOME TO THE FOG TWENTY-NINE PLANES well, anything you can do
WELCOME TO THE TREES (TWENTY-NINE PLANES)
TO THE OCEAN AND THE SKY THEN ANOTHER
AND WHATEVERS IN BETWEEN AND THEN ANOTHER
BEULAH Could be any time now? Well, Im glad I phoned! ANNETTE
CRYSTAL, I SAW ON THE NEWS MEDICINE
THAT THEYRE LOOKING FOR OZ
BLANKETS AND BEDDING I get a call from Beulah looking for anything MARGIE
AND MAYBE SOME FOOD 700 people from around the world might TOOTHPASTE
need. So I go down to Shoppers and the
CRYSTAL manager says to just take what I want off the MARTHA
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY NEED shelves - toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash, UNDERWEAR
AND HOW MUCH deodorant. And Im back at the school, when
Beulah says... BEULAH
MARTHA (ACTOR 5) ASPIRIN
I NEED SOMETHING TO DO BEULAH
You know, those planes probably got some CRYSTAL & ANNETTE
MARTHA, CRYSTAL & BEULAH babies on them JACKETS OUR KIDS GREW OUT OF LAST
CAUSE I CANT WATCH THE NEWS SUMMER
ANYMORE A slight pause.
JANICE
ANNETTE OZ AND DOWN AT THE STATION, WE'RE TAKING
CAN I HELP? So Im back to Shoppers for diapers. And were DONATIONS OUT BY THE DOOR
IS THERE SOMETHING? unpacking them, when Annette says...
I NEED TO DO SOMETHING ALL
TO KEEP ME FROM THINKING OF ANNETTE HOLY JESUS, THERES MORE!
ALL OF THOSE SCENES ON THE TUBE You know, those babies are probably gonna be
hungry... ANNETTE
CRYSTAL ITS BETTER THAN BEING AT HOME ALONE
I NEED SOMETHING TO DO A slight pause. WONDERING WHATS REALLY HAPPENING
CAUSE I CANT WATCH THE NEWS
OZ MARGIE
WOMEN GROUP 1 So Im back to Shoppers for formula and baby EVERYONES PHONING
NO, I CANT WATCH THE NEWS ANYMORE food. And when I get back, Beulah says...
ANNETTE & BEULAH
WOMEN GROUP 2 BEULAH WERE SETTING UP ROOMS IN THE SCHOOLS
IN THE WINTER, FROM THE WATER, You know, those planes are probably filled with
THROUGH THE WIND women of child bearing age MARGIE
BEEN CRYING ALL AFTERNOON WONDERING
ALL WOMEN OZ WHAT CAN BE DONE
IF A STRANGER ENDS UP AT YOUR DOOR Soooo?
MEN
BEULAH BEULAH WHAT DO WE NEED?
YOU GET ON THE HORN So IM back to Shoppers to pick up as many
(on the phone) pads and tampons as they have. ANNETTE
Hello? This is Beulah Davis down at the I made a tray of sandwiches.
Academy. I heard we might be getting some JANICE
guests and I thought Id see if I could help The Baptist Church needs a hand moving their BEULAH
whosever in charge of getting the school pews... Doctor OBrien down at the pharmacy We need 50 more.
organized How many passengers can we take? is ready to fill any prescriptions. Oh, and the
Uh well, we fit about 400 students yes, Lions Club is looking for some toilet paper, if ANNETTE
we could probably do 600. Yeah, or sure, 700, if you have any extra. Sandwiches?
we really pack them in. When are they coming?
BEULAH ANNETTE PASSENGER 7
Trays! Are we gonna be ready? It had three seats on each side. There was only
one aisle in the middle.
MEN BEULAH
WHAT DO WE NEED? Well we have to be, dont we? PASSENGER 10 (BOB)
Everyone knew every inch of that plane.
DWIGHT
200 gym mats! Is that enough? 4. 28HOURS/ PASSENGER 4

BEULAH
WHEREVER WE ARE Our flight was full there were children
sleeping on the floor.
You tell me and well both know.
PASSENGER 1 (DIANE) PASSENGER 2
MEN When you include the original flight, we were We had no way to get information.
WHAT DO WE NEED? on the plane for probably 12, 13 hours.
PASSENGER 12 (NICK)
JANICE PASSENGER 8 (KEVIN T) This is before most people had mobile phones
For the love of God, stop bringing toilet paper We were on there 15 hours. and only a couple people got through.
to the Lions Club!
PASSENGER 9 (KEVIN J) PASSENGER 8
MEN - GROUP 1 (correcting him) Hello?
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED 20 hours.
WHEN YOU DONT KNOW HOW MANY PASSENGER 7
YOURE NEEDING TO FEED PASSENGER 10 (BOB) Mom?
28 hours. We were on the plane for over an
MEN - GROUP 2 entire day. PASSENGER 5
WHEN YOU DONT KNOW HOW MANY ARE Bonjour.
STAYING ALL
28 HOURS PASSENGER 2
MEN - GROUP 1 OVER AN ENTIRE DAY Operator?
HOW LONG THEY ARE STAYING THERE WAS ONE AISLE IN THE MIDDLE
EVERYONE KNEW EVERY INCH OF THAT PLANE BEVERLEY
ALL MEN (repeated underneath) TOM? OH, THANK GOD.
WE BETTER START PRAYING THE WEATHER I FINALLY GOT THROUGH.
STAYS NICE PASSENGER 11 I BORROWED A PASSENGERS PHONE.
We were allowed out of our seats, but not off HOW ARE YOU? ARE THE KIDS OKAY?
ALL the plane. NO IM FINE, TOM. IM FINE.
IN THE WINTER, FROM THE WATER,
THROUGH THE WIND PASSENGER 8 (KEVIN T) SAFE AND SOUND ON THE GROUND
(IN THE WINTER, FROM THE WATER, You never think about it, but airplane doors HERE IN NEWFOUNDLAND.
THROUGH THE WIND) are twenty feet in the air. WE DONT KNOW MUCH
IN THE WINTER, FROM THE WATER, EXCEPT FOR THE BBC
THROUGH THE WIND PASSENGER 9 (KEVIN J) LISTEN, I CAN'T TALK LONG
(IN THE WINTER, FROM THE WATER, And even if you survived the jump, they CAN YOU DO SOMETHING FOR ME?
THROUGH THE WIND) probably wouldve shot you.
IF A STRANGER ENDS UP SENT BY FATE PASSENGER 8
PASSENGER 3 Im okay.
You could go up to first class. You could
stretch in the aisles.
PASSENGER 7 PASSENGER 12 ALL
Im fine. An accident? THERE WASNT SQUAT TO DO

PASSENGER 5 PASSENGER 9 JOEY


Oui. Bien. The US airspace is closed. THEN THE CAPTAIN STARTS APOLOGIZING
SAYS ON BEHALF OF THE AIRLINE,
PASSENGER 2 PASSENGER 8 IM GIVING EACH AND EVERYONE SOME
Pick up. For the first time in history.
ALL
BEVERLEY PASSENGER 11 COMPLIMENTARY BOOZE!
TELL THE KIDS IM ALRIGHT Why wont she tell us whats happening? OPEN THE AIRPLANE DOORS
TAKE THEM IN TO THE KITCHEN WAVE AT ALL THE CARS
AND SHOW THEM THE MAP PASSENGER 9 HELLO TO WHOEVER YOU ARE
THAT WE USED TO PUT PINS IN A helicopter crashed in Pennsylvania. WHEREVER WE ARE
FOR EACH DESTINATION
THAT WE FLEW TOGETHER PASSENGER 5 PASSENGER 1
TELL THEM IM FINE A helicopter crashed into a building. The ground crews supplied whatever we needed.
PUT A PIN HERE IN GANDER
PASSENGER 10 PASSENGER 9 (KEVIN J)
PASSENGER 12 A building? Nicotine patches.
On our plane, someone has a cell phone.
PASSENGER 8 PASSENGER 12 (NICK)
PASSENGER 10 The white house! Medication.
But then the battery dies.
PASSENGER 7 PASSENGER 5
PASSENGER 9 The white house was bombed. Pampers.
There are phones in the backs of the seats.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT KEVIN T, KEVIN J, JOEY, BOB & PARTY
PASSENGER 2 I need you to calm down, maam! GIRLS
But they dont work. Everyone calm down! Something to drink!

PASSENGER 4 PASSENGER 9 JOEY


Half the passengers on our plane don't speak We need to do something. SO THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS BROUGHT OUT
English. ALL THE MINI BOTTLES OF LIQUOR
PASSENGER 4 AND DELIVERED THEM TO EVERYONE
PASSENGER 11 Tell us what is going on!!
Even if we knew what was happening, we dont ALL
speak their language. PASSENGER 10 SOON EVERYONE GOT FRIENDLIER!
Its World War 3! Ohmygod, its World War 3!
PASSENGER 10 JOEY
On our plane, we ask the flight attendants. JOEY I TOOK A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF THE
WOOOOOO! VIEW THERE WITH MY CAMERA
FLIGHT ATTENDANT (ACTOR 3) MEANWHILE ON OUR PLANE WE DIDNT KNOW WHERE WE WERE
But the captain says not to say too much. And WE DIDNT HAVE A CLUE
that's when rumors start flying. WE WERE ALL GOING INSANE BECAUSE ALL
BUT WE KNEW THAT WE WERE HAMMERED!
PASSENGER 5 OPEN THE AIRPLANE DOORS
There was an accident.
WAVE AT ALL THE LOCALS OPEN THE AIRPLANE DOORS! DIANE
SURELY THERES SOMETHING LOOK AT ALL THE PLANES OUT THERE Im worried about someone. He was flying
BETTER TO DO THAN PARK THERE MUST BE A CONVENTION, today. I just wish there was some way to tell
WHEREVER WE ARE ITS BIZARRE him where I am.
WHEREVER WE ARE
KEVIN T NICK
Wed been sitting there for 14 hours when we ALL Newfoundland oh no, you know that
pull out the Grey Goose. 28 HOURS 28 HOURS you just cant tell him. Right. Im hoping
OUT OF THE WINDOWS youre one of those people who laughs when
KEVIN J 28 HOURS 28 HOURS English people say awkward things.
Kevin and I were kind of hiding it because, NOTHING BUT DARKNESS
well 28 HOURS 28 HOURS DIANE
DARKNESS AND HEADLIGHTS I just wish we knew what was happening.
KEVIN T 28 HOURS 28 HOURS
Because we (indicating Kevin J) didnt want to NOTHING TO SEE ACTOR 2
share it. Anyway, this woman this hot mess Whats happening?
behind us kept completely freaking out. HANNAH
The flight attendants keep telling us noth- ACTOR 5
DELORES ings wrong but Ive got kids and Ive got Whats happening?
I dont understand why they cant let us off. I grandkids I know when someone's hiding
mean, just to stretch our legs, I mean really? I something. And when parents need their kids DIANE & NICK
need to get some air! Oh my god! I need to get to stop asking questions... They start playing SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
off this plane! movies.
DIANE
KEVIN T FLIGHT ATTENDANT YOUR LIFE
And my boyfriend, Kevin were both named We ran through every movie we had: Legally
Kevin. It was cute for a while. Anyway, Kevin Blonde, Doctor Dolittle 2, and Titanic. NICK
was not dealing with it well. AND YOUR WORK
DELORES
KEVIN J NEAR FAR WHEREVER YOU ALL
Im going to kill her. WHEN THE WORLD MAY BE FALLING APART
ALL
DELORES NOTHING TO DO, NOTHING TO SEE NICK & DIANE
Excuse me?! I would like to get off the plane. I THANK GOD WE STOPPED AT THE AND YOU THINK
am claustrophobic! DUTY FREE
WHEREVER WE ARE DIANE
KEVIN J IM ALONE
Excuse me! Would you like some Xanax? NICK
Because you are freaking out and it is freaking Do you mind if I sit here? I need to get some NICK
me out and we are all FREAKING THE FUCK work done and theres some drunk people at IM ALONE
OUT!!! the back of the plane singing at the top of
their lungs. NICK & DIANE
ALL AND IM SO DAMN HELPLESS
OPEN THE AIRPLANE DOORS! DIANE
LET A LITTLE AIR IN HERE No of course. Im Diane. KEVIN T, KEVIN J, JOEY, DRUNK
CAUSE I COULD USE A SHOWER PASSENGERS
OR A BAR (OR A BAR!) NICK THERES NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT DRINK
Nick. How are you doing?
PARTY GIRLS (ACTORS 2 & 3) NO, FLIGHT ATTENDANT
WE OPEN THE AIRPLANE DOORS IM FINE, TOM. The people here don't know what to expect off
FLASH ALL THE CARS IM FINE. of these planes.
WOOO! IVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE
KEVIN T
KEVIN T, KEVIN J, JOEY, DRUNK 5. DARKNESS AND TREES The airport looks like something left over from
PASSENGERS the Cold War and Kevin's like:
28 HOURS GONE OVER AN ENTIRE DAY BOB
RUNNING OUT OF THINGS TO SAY We can see them from the plane this KEVIN J
AND WONDERING IF THERES SOMEONE long line of headlights coming through the Ohmygod. Weve gone back in time.
darkness.
ALL BOB
GOING TO CLUE US IN ALL The whole procedure the soldiers and
TELL US ALL WHATS HAPPENING OFF OF THE AIRPLANE all the formality it just makes me really
BECAUSE THE SUN IS SETTING nervous.
AND WERE SITTING IN THE DARK FLIGHT ATTENDANT
WHEREVER WE ARE Ladies and gentlemen, you can take only your BEVERLEY
carry-on items. Checked luggage will remain in Theres a giant map on the wall of the airport
BOB the hold. and someone has written in red marker, You
Later that night, Im up in the cockpit with are here.
some of the other passengers when the pilot ALL
puts the radio on over the intercom and the INTO THE AIRPORT DIANE
whole plane goes silent when the President Excuse me. I need to find a phone.
gives his speech. DIANE
The captain and the flight attendants tell HANNAH
PRESIDENT BUSH (ACTOR 8) everyone to take their blankets and pillows off I need to call my son.
I ask the American people to join me in say- the plane.
ing a thanks for all the folks who have been CUSTOMS OFFICER
fighting hard to rescue our fellow citizens ALL Im sorry. The payphones are out of order.
and to join me in saying a prayer for the vic- OUT OF THE WINDOWS
tims and their families. The resolve of our OZ
great nation is being tested. But make no KEVIN T Theyre all lined up at the airport payphones
mistake: we will show the world that we will We grab bottles of water too no one has any so eventually we put an Out of Order sign on
pass this test. God bless. idea where they're taking us. them just so we can get people on the busses.

BEVERLEY ALL CLAUDE


YOU GOT THROUGH TO THE AIRLINE DARKNESS AND TREES 11:48 pm. Busses and drivers are now taking
TOM, IM OKAY TELL ME WHATS passengers to shelters, not just in Gander,
HAPPENING OUT THERE BOB but also to Gambo, Appleton, and farther
HOW BAD IS IT TELL ME EVERYTHING As we enter the airport, all those car lights are communities of Lewisporte, Norris Arm, and
TOM. WHO WAS IN THE AIR? still aimed at us. Glenwood.
NO NO, I WOULDNT HAVE KNOWN THEM
NO NO ONE ON THAT AIRLINE HANNAH PASSENGER 12
Charles... Were scared. Theyre probably scared too. Our bus sits there forever.
Are you sure?
PASSENGER 5
While all the others leave.
PASSENGER 4 ALL 6. ON THE BUS
Finally, this other passenger gets on. DARKNESS AND TREES
MICKY (ACTOR 2)
PASSENGER 11 GARTH Climb aboard.
This guy from the Middle East. Every school bus we got is goin back and forth
all night. Out to the Salvation Army Camp, TERRY (ACTOR 7)
PASSENGER 2 weve delivered passengers from Germany, Hop right in, m ducky.
Someone says he got questioned. England, and France. And around three in
the morning, my bus is designated to take all MICKY
PASSENGER 7 these African people out there. Lets get you where youre going.
Someone says he got searched.
ALL TERRY
PASSENGER 1 INTO THE DARKNESS Youve all seen the airport used to be the
And now hes on our bus. biggest airport in North America. Planes used
MUHUMUZA (ACTOR 10) to stop here to gas up from everywhere.
JANICE My family and I try to see out the bus win-
I try to interview the Red Cross, the Salvation Army dows. No one tells us where we are going. MICKY
but theyve got more important things to do than Frank Sinatra, Albert Einstein.
to talk to me. Thats when I see them the Plane ALL
People through the bus windows. The terror on ONTO A GRAVEL ROAD TERRY
their faces. They have no idea where theyre going. Muhammad Ali.
GARTH
BEVERLEY Silence comes on the bus. We get outside of BOTH
They take me and my crew in a separate van and Gander and you could hear a pin drop. The Queen.
I'm looking out the window, trying to see where
we are, but it is pitch dark. Now, I have flown over ALL TERRY
this area hundreds and hundreds of times. And it AND ALL AROUND US Then they invented jetplanes that can get
is just darkness hardly any lights anywhere. And across the ocean on one tank...
now here I am. Oh my god, this is just so remote. MUHUMUZA
My wife and daughter are scared. They ask me MICKY
MEN what is happening and I do not know. So there's no need to refuel anymore
INTO THE DARKNESS
ALL TERRY
WOMEN DARKNESS AND TREES Leaving us with this giant airport.
STARS AND THE MOONLIGHT
GARTH They brake suddenly, screeching.
MEN Behind me, this big man comes up to me and
BUT ALL AROUND US he says in this low voice... MICKY
Now theres the reason I drives slow.
WOMEN MUHUMUZA
NOTHING BUT DARKNESS Wewe watuchukuwa wapi? TERRY
That there in the middle of the road.
MEN GARTH
OUT OF THE WINDOWS Whats that, now? BOTH
Yeah. Thats a moose.
WOMEN
INTO THE DARKNESS An incredibly long pause.
MICKY ALL MA-BADILIKO
Shell move when shes good and ready... GHAFLA MWANGAZA (SUDDENLY LIGHT)

On one of the busses, Nick approaches Diane. GARTH


We rarely use them, but everyones dusted off their 8.LEAD US OUT OF
NICK Salvation Army uniforms to welcome these people. THE NIGHT
Mind if I sit here?
MUHUMUZA BEULAH
DIANE There are soldiers everywhere. Welcome to Gander Academy Im gonna
Oh, hello Nick! I thought wed lost you. show you now to your rooms, and then if you
ALL want to come back, weve got two TVs set up in
NICK PANDE ZOTE SISI the cafeteria with the news on so you can see
No I just needed to get an emergency whats actually happened for yourself
prescription filled. Nothing serious. It's not MUHUMUZA
like, ohmygod, hes off his medication. Ill The man at the front opens the door. JANICE
stop talking now. I didnt even think they havent seen any of
GARTH it yet.
DIANE I say, Here you are. Out you go. But he
Its fine. doesnt understand. And hes not getting off. ALL
None of them are. LEAD US OUT OF THE DARKNESS
NICK
Any news yet about your husband who was ALL HANNAH
flying today? GIZA NA MITI Were all staring at those images.
DIANE GARTH BEULAH
My? No do you mind if we just dont talk But then I notice his wife well, shes And we just stand helpless watching them.
about that. I havent been able to get to a phone. clutching a bible. Now, obviously I cant read
it, but their bible itll have the same num- ALL
NICK ber system ours does so I ask to see it LEAD US SOMEWHERE TO SAFETY
Im sorry. Ill help you find a phone as soon as and Im searching for something and then in
we get wherever were going. Philippians 4:6. I give em their bible and Im BOB
pointing, saying, look! Philippians 4:6 Be We barely know where we are. But we know its
anxious for nothing. Be anxious for nothing. not there.
7. DARKNESS AND TREES GARTH & MUHUMUZA
(REPRISE) ALL
And thats how we started speaking the same LEAD US FAR FROM DISASTER
language.
GARTH
Finally, out of the darkness, my bus arrives at BEVERLEY
ALL Charles Burlingame was the captain of Flight
the Salvation Army camp. KATI YA GIZA 77 that crashed into the Pentagon. I just saw
(OUT OF THE DARKNESS) him at a pub in London. You cant imagine. A
ALL EXCEPT GARTH AND MUHUMUZA GHAFLA MWANGAZA
KATI YA GIZA pilot will fight to the ends of the earth to save
(SUDDENLY BRIGHTNESS) his airplane. He just will.
MA-BADILIKO
MUHUMUZA (EVERYTHING CHANGES)
We pass through a large gate and the bus pulls ALL
GIZA NA MITI LEAD US OUT OF THE NIGHT
to a stop. And through the windows out (DARKNESS AND TREES)
there in the darkness we see all these peo- KATI YA GIZA
ple coming out of the buildings. KEVIN T
(OUT OF THE DARKNESS) We watch those images for hours.
Suddenly they all react in shock. BOB 10. COSTUME PARTY
DAD, IM OKAY. ITS OKAY.
Until someone finally turns it off. JANICE
HANNAH 3:45 a.m. Overnight, the communitys popu-
IM CALLING FROM CANADA. lation has gone from approximately 9,000 to
9. PHONING HOME 16,000. Im sure barely any of us have slept
KEVIN J tonight. Were hopeful that our visitors will be
CLAUDE SAFE AND SOUND ON THE GROUND back in the air come morning.
1:15 a.m. HERE IN ICELAND.
KEVIN T
ALL KEVIN T I woke up from this dream which I cant quite
Wednesday. NO, NEWFOUNDLAND remember, but there was this music in it that
Id heard somewhere before.
CLAUDE BOB
September 12th. Crisis counselors are called YEAH. KEVIN J
to Gander Academy. I woke up from a dream that we were stuck in
ALL some backwater Canadian town and that my
BEULAH WE JUST SAW THE NEWS air mattress deflated.
The plane people theyre exhausted but
they dont want to sleep. And were standing HANNAH BOB
there, ready with all that food. But thats not HAVE YOU HEARD YET FROM KEV? I woke up to the smell of freshly baked
what they wanted. They wanted phones. bread?
KEVIN J
JANICE OR CELENA ANNETTE
1:45 a.m. Six phones are put on tables for 4 a.m. in Newfoundland is breakfast time in
the Plane People to use free of charge PASSENGER 5 Germany. And we got a lot of passengers here
lined up alongside the road by the Newtel CALL MICAH from Frankfurt, so breakfast starts at 4 a.m.
building. and we start scrambling eggs.
PASSENGER 7
BEULAH AND LAUREN BOB
An hour later, they set up 20 more phones. Poached eggs, scrambled eggs, omelettes.
KEVIN T
CLAUDE MY PARENTS DIANE
An hour after that, theres 75 phones and com- Fried Bologna.
puters with internet all being used round PASSENGER 6
the clock. MY AUNT NICK
Something called toutans.
Passengers make phone calls. DIANE
ITS DIANE. NO, IM FINE. KEVIN T
PASSENGER 5 WHERES DAVID? I saw a casserole dish I dont think I could lift.
HELLO? YES ITS ME. Oh, thank god.
BOB
They made enough food to feed 7,000 people.
Its like they never slept.

BEULAH
Theres this one man from the Middle East
well, we dont really know. Hasnt said a
word to a soul and some of the other pas- HANNAH NICK
sengers seem a bit wary of him. So its a little SITTING IN A CROWD OF PEOPLE Is your hair different? I meanyou look good.
odd to find him poking around the kitchen. WAITING FOR THE PHONE I like it.

ALI KEVIN J DIANE


(surprised) AND IN A TOWN THATS SUDDENLY Hm! Thank you. No shampoo for three days.
Hello. DOUBLED POPULATION
KEVIN T
BEULAH KEVIN T, HANNAH, DIANE, & KEVIN J They start handing out clothes to anyone who
Hello. Can I help you with something? I FEEL SO ALONE needs them.

ALI KEVIN J KEVIN J


I would like to be of assistance. With the food. ITS LIKE ANY OF US COULD HAVE DIED I havent changed my clothes in 39 hours.
ON TUESDAY
BEULAH BOB
Oh, no. Thats not necessary. KEVIN T I wanted to burn my socks.
AND LIKE WERE DARED TO SEE THINGS
ALI DIFFERENTLY TODAY KEVIN J
But I am Kevin puts on this plaid thing. He says hes incog-
DIANE nito and that hes going to blend in with the
BEULAH IM FEELING DIFFERENT natives, but he just looks like a gay lumberjack.
Really. You go out there and sit down.
HANNAH DIANE
CLAUDE DISTANT CHANGING INTO ANOTHER WOMANS
Ive been going all night, but I cant stop. DONATED SET OF CLOTHES
None of us can. I splash some cold water on KEVIN J
my face and just keep going. Weve got 7,000 STRANGE KEVIN T
scared and angry people who dont want to be LOOKING DIFFERENT
here. And theyre about to wake up. KEVIN T FEELING KIND OF DIFFERENT TOO
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE HERE?
DIANE DIANE
IN A CROWDED ROOM HANNAH I CANT QUITE EXPLAIN
FILLED WITH STRANGERS SLEEPING WHERE AM I?
KEVIN T
KEVIN T DIANE BUT WHEN I WOKE
AN AIRPLANE BLANKET NO ONE KNOWS ME HERE
AND PILLOW ON THE FLOOR DIANE
KEVIN T, HANNAH, DIANE & KEVIN J WHEN DAVID WASNT ON THAT PLANE
DIANE WHO AM I IF I DONT FEEL LIKE
THE SUN COMES STREAMING THE ME FROM YESTERDAY? KEVIN T & DIANE
THROUGH THE WINDOW ITS LIKE I CHANGED INTO SOMEBODY ELSE
NICK BUT WHO?
KEVIN T & DIANE I wake up in a crowded room full of people AND ITS SOMEHOW LIKE WERE AT A
AND I CANT SLEEP ANY MORE sleeping on the floor and I see Diane and ask, COSTUME PARTY
Are we leaving?
KEVIN J KEVIN T
STARING AT THESE STRANGERS DIANE AND FOR A SECOND YOU ARE NOT YOURSELF
WAKING UP AROUND ME Any time now.
DIANE HANNAH & KEVIN J HANNAH
YOU ARE NOT YOURSELF ASKING QUESTIONS Beulah. Wait. Can you help me find a Catholic
Church?
KEVIN T KEVIN J
AND YOU LOOK AROUND ASKING CAN I GET BACK ON THAT DIANE
AND BLINK YOUR EYES GODFORSAKEN PLANE? I cant sit here. I need to get some air.

DIANE HANNAH KEVIN T


AND BARELY EVEN RECOGNIZE AND ALL AROUND ME, PEOPLE CHAT Lets go see where we are. The suns out. Itll
do you good.
KEVIN T & DIANE KEVIN J
THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR WHOS AND PEOPLE SNACK KEVIN J
TURNED INTO SOMEONE ELSE Seriously? You know what, go get lost in the
HANNAH & KEVIN J woods. Im going to be ready when we leave.
KEVIN J LIKE NOTHINGS HAPPENED
(On the phone) AND I NEED TO HEAR WERE GOING BACK HANNAH & KEVIN J
Hey Little Sister Yeah, still here where they BEFORE I GO INSANE AND ITS SOMEHOW LIKE WERE STUCK
eat rainbows for breakfast. Are you taking care HERE AT A MESSED UP COSTUME PARTY
of Mom? No. I just wish I was home. No, not BEVERLEY
LA. Brooklyn. Shut up. You're such a brat. No. Good morning. Im Captain Bass. Ive just DIANE & KEVIN T
I just needed to hear your voice. heard from the airline. Now I know this is AND THERES NOTHING HERE FAMILIAR
going to be hard to hear, but the American air-
BEULAH space remains closed. I cant tell you how long HANNAH & KEVIN J
Excuse me? Are you Hannah? well be on the ground. But, we are going to be FAR AWAY FROM THOSE YOU CARE FOR
here for some time.
HANNAH KEVIN T, KEVIN J, HANNAH & DIANE
Yeah thats me. DIANE ON AN ISOLATED ISLAND IN BETWEEN
HERE FOR SOME TIME THERE AND HERE
BEULAH
My names Beulah someone told me your KEVIN J ALL OTHERS
sons a firefighter Yeah, mine is too. Here HERE FOR SOME TIME THERE AND HERE
in town. And I know Ganders not New York,
but Is there anything I can do? HANNAH
HERE FOR TOO LONG 11. I AM HERE
HANNAH
No. I just need to hear from my son. KEVIN T BEULAH
HERE FOR HOW LONG Anyway I get lunch set up, labeling anything
BEULAH thatll go bad with the date and time. I let the
I understand. KEVIN J, ACTORS 10, 12 pants out for one of the pilots whos been enjoying
WHEN WILL WE KNOW our cooking. I make a balloon animal for a crying
Beulah leaves. toddler and then I check on Hannah, leaving
ACTORS 4, 5, 6 & 7, 11 messages for anyone she can reach.
HANNAH WHEN WILL WE KNOW
PRAYING FOR A PHONE CALL HANNAH
ALL I AM HERE I AM HERE ON AN ISLAND
KEVIN J HOW MUCH LONGER? HELLO? HELLO. ITS ME AGAIN
PRAYING FOR A WAY HOME YEAH, MY SON HES WITH
RESCUE TWO ANY NEWS?
I AM HIS MOTHER 12. PRAYER There is a man here in town. Hes lived here
IM FAR AWAY STUCK HERE nearly his entire life. He heard that there was
IM TRYING TO FIND OUT IF HANNAH a Rabbi diverted here and he came to find me
FINE ILL HOLD AGAIN Beulah walks me to church and when we and tell me his story.
get there, I light a candle for my son.
I SHOULD BE DOWN THERE EDDIE (ACTOR 11)
AND CHECKING THE HOSPITALS BEULAH I was born in Poland, I think. And my parents
PUTTING UP SIGNS And I do too. they were Jews they sent me here before
DOING SOMETHING, INSTEAD the war started I still remember some of the
KEVIN T prayers they taught me. As a boy, I was told
I AM HERE I AM HERE IN CANADA I suddenly realize what that music from my I should never tell anyone I was Jewish. Even
dream it was an old hymn from when I was my wife. But after what happened on Tuesday
I AM TELLING YOU, LISTEN, a kid. I havent been to church in years, but so many stories gone just like that. I
MY SON - HE TAKES RISKS for some reason that song was in my head. needed to tell someone.
HE'S NOT MISSING,
HE'S HELPING OR HURT KEVIN T ALI
HE'LL GET OUT OF THIS MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE: During El-Fagir, when most people are asleep
WHERE THERE IS HATRED, it is easier to pray. But at Dhuhr, I can feel
YES, ILL KEEP TRYING LET ME BRING YOUR LOVE, them watching me. Sometimes I catch them
AND YES, HERES THE NUMBER WHERE THERE IS INJURY, when they think Im not looking and I can
AND YES, AT THE LEGION IN GANDER YOUR PARDON, LORD, see the fear in their eyes.
ILL BE RIGHT HERE AND WHERE THERE'S DOUBT
TRUE FAITH IN YOU. ANNETTE
I SHOULD BE THERE Excuse me? Beulah wanted me to check on
WHEN ITS OVER AND DONE HANNAH (& KEVIN T) you. The librarys open for anyone looking
WHEN HE COMES THROUGH THE MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE for some peace and a quiet place to pray.
DOOR AND SAYS, IM HOME, MOM (MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE)
I SHOULD BE THERE FOR MY SON WHERE THERES DESPAIR IN LIFE, Ali lays out a prayer mat and begins to pray.
BUT INSTEAD LET ME BRING HOPE
I AM HERE I AM HERE (WHERE THERES DESPAIR IN LIFE, RABBI (& EDDIE, hesitantly)
LET ME BRING HOPE) YA'ASEH SHALOM (YAASEH)
BEULAH WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, ONLY LIGHT YA'ASEH SHALOM (SHALOM)
She leaves message after message for her son. (WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, ONLY LIGHT) SHALOM ALEINU V'AL KOL YISRAEL
Until theres no more room on his answering YA'ASEH SHALOM (YAASEH)
machine. HANNAH YA'ASEH SHALOM (SHALOM)
AND WHERE THERES SADNESS SHALOM ALEINU V'AL KOL YISRAEL
HANNAH
ALL I KNOW HANNAH & KEVIN T HINDU PASSENGERS
IS YOU ARE THERE EVER JOY ASATO MAA
YOU ARE THERE SAD-GAMAYA
AND I AM HERE RABBI TAMASO MAA
OSEH SHALOM BIMROMAV JYOTIRE-GAMAYA
HU YA'ASEH SHALOM ALEINU TAMASO MAA
V'AL KOL YISRAEL JYOTIRE-GAMAYA
VIMRU, VIMRU AMEN MRITYOR-MAA-
MRITAN GAMAYA
OM SHAANTIH
SHAANTIH SHAANTIH
BEULAH, HANNAH, KEVIN T & SINGER 10 BEULAH ALI
O MASTER, GRANT THAT Weve got the TVs going 24/7 in the cafeteria. Excuse me?
I MAY NEVER SEEK And the more they watch, the more scared and
SO MUCH TO BE CONSOLED angry they get. PASSENGER 8
AS TO CONSOLE Are you telling your Muslim friends where to
TO BE UNDERSTOOD ALL bomb next?
AS TO UNDERSTAND ON THE EDGE OF THE
TO BE LOVED ALI
AS TO LOVE WITH ALL MY SOUL OZ This was not all Muslims! And I was not
Some of the Plane People havent slept in
JEWISH PASSENGERS three days. None of us have either and PASSENGER 11
OSEH SHALOM BIM ROMAV were jumping at our own shadows. Go back where you came from!
HU YA'ASEH SHALOM ALEINU
V'AL KOL YISRAEL ALL PASSENGER 2
V'IMRU AMEN ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD Im Muslim and I was born in Connecticut!
Im an American citizen!
PASSENGERS 1 & 6 BEULAH
YAASEH SHALOM Around suppertime on Thursday, people are PASSENGER 11
YAASEH SHALOM waiting to use the phones and theres a fight in You dont look American.
the hallway
ALI PASSENGER 2
Allahu Akbar ALI What does that even mean?
Subbhaan Rabbi al Azeem (on the phone)
Allahu Akbar Ana Kwayiss Alhamdulliallah. El aakl hena ALL
Subhaan Rabbia Al-Aalaa helw awi. Hagga Fawa el wassif. Lekin, fee ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Allahu Akbar ness, fee naass kateera hena, Be-yeboosooly OR WHEREVER WE ARE
Alhamdulilah akiny Irtakept gereema. WE ARE WE ARE WE ARE
ON THE EDGE
KEVIN T PASSENGER 11 IS THERE SOMETHING
MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE (to Ali) I NEED TO DO SOMETHING
WHERE THERES DESPAIR IN LIFE, Hey. Hey! What the hell are you saying? TO KEEP ME FROM THINKING OF ALL OF
LET ME BRING HOPE THOSE SCENES ON THE TUBE
WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, ONLY LIGHT ALI I NEED SOMETHING TO DO
AND WHERE THERES SADNESS, EVER JOY I beg your pardon? CAUSE I CANT WATCH THE NEWS
NO I CANT WATCH THE NEWS ANYMORE
PASSENGER 11 ON THE EDGE
13. ON THE EDGE You celebrating this? You praying for your
friends? CLAUDE
CLAUDE The FAA keeps delaying opening the airspace
Some people spend their days crammed inside ALI and here on the ground, were dealing with
shoulder to shoulder with nothing to do (into the phone again) a whole mess of other problems.
but watch the news and wait for something to MaaMa, Laazim afil el sikha delwaaty
happen. salaam. Bahibik ALL
ON THE EDGE OF THE
ALL PASSENGER 11
ON THE EDGE Why doesnt he speak English?
BEVERLEY KEVIN J OZ
Some of the planes are parked on a runway Hi, have you seen my boyfriend? His name is Beulah! They need some food down at the
where the surface is all torn up. That debris Kevin, hes about this tall, and hes lost his Legion if you can spare any.
gets into an engine and theyll never leave. mind.
ALI
ALL KEVIN T Miss Beulah. Please let me help with the food.
ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD I just want to go out!
BEULAH
DOUG KEVIN J No, mlove youre a guest
One of the big planes a triple 7 is sink- Well I dont!
ing into the asphalt. If we dont do something, ALI
shell be stuck here forever. KEVIN T Please. I am a master chef for an international
Well Im not going without you. hotel chain I oversee restaurants around the
ALL world. I would like to help with the food.
ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD KEVIN J
OR WHEREVER WE ARE Well Im not staying for a long time. BEULAH
WE ARE WE ARE WE ARE ON THE Get in there!
ARE WE ARE WE ARE WE ARE KEVIN T
ON THE EDGE! One drink! DIANE
Everyones going out to the bar and Nick is
JANICE KEVIN J going.
I interview a woman from Queens a moth- One drink!
er. Her sons a firefighter and they still cant NICK
account for him. She starts crying and I start BEULAH Im going if Diane is going.
crying too. And I cant stop shaking. I dont Hannah? Everyones going out tonight.
want to do this anymore. DIANE
HANNAH And I think, nobody here knows me I can
BEVERLEY You go on without me, Beulah I need to wait be whoever I want to be
I check in with Air Traffic Control again and by the phone.
its more bad news. Not only is the airspace BOB
still closed, but theres a storm headed for BEULAH Im not worried about my wallet. Im not wor-
Newfoundland. Hurricane Erin is making land- Ill wait with you. ried about getting shot. I am a little worried
fall tomorrow or the day after. If we dont get about how much Irish Whiskey Im drinking
these planes in the air soon, no ones going BEVERLEY
anywhere. I keep waiting to hear from the airline. So Ill
just be here by the phone, Tom, if the kids 14. IN THE BAR /
OZ want to speak with me.
Claude, people are starting to crack. HEAVE AWAY
DOUG
CLAUDE Bonnie? I know youre not leaving the animals, OZ
Lets get everyone down to the Legion. so I brought you some chili. But I really think By eight oclock the bar is completely packed
that tonight, you should come home and get with people from around the world. Everybodys
KEVIN T some sleep talking about where theyre staying and what
Everyones going down to the Legion for a theyve seen and the bar staff keep making
drink. BONNIE runs for more beer and liquor. After an hour,
Doug! Oh my get in here! We are about to people are swimming in the river out back.
have the first rare Bonobo chimpanzee born in And no, no one brought their swim trunks!
Newfoundland! A couple of the local bys get up with their
accordions and fiddles and someone brings 15. SCREECH IN KEVIN T
out an ugly stick. I have no idea why I put up my hand. And
CLAUDE Kevins like
The band joins in. NOW THERES A SOLEMN, OLD TRADITION
FOR ADMISSION OR AUDITION TO KEVIN J
MEN TRANSITION FROM A COME FROM AWAY Ohmygod are you serious?
FAREWELL TO ALL YOU PRETTY LADIES Ohmygod you are serious.
WAVING FROM THE DOCK ALL
HEAVE AWAY, ME JOLLIES, HEAVE AWAY TO BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER KEVIN T
AND IF WE DO RETURN TO YOU Yes Im serious. Dont do it if you dont
WE'LL MAKE YOUR CRADLES ROCK CLAUDE want to.
HEAVE AWAY, ME JOLLY BOYS, THE ONLY OTHER WAY AT ANY RATE
WE'RE ALL BOUND AWAY IS PASS AWAY AND PRAY TO FATE AND KEVIN J
WAIT TO REINCARNATE I wont.
WOMEN
FAREWELL YOU NEWFOUNDLANDER BOYS ALL CLAUDE
YOURE LEAVING US ALONE AS A NEWFOUNDLANDER Where you from, Buddy?
HEAVE AWAY, ME JOLLIES, HEAVE AWAY
AND IF YOU FIND ANOTHER HEY HEY COME ON INSIDE KEVIN T
WE'VE GOT LOVERS OF OUR OWN NOTHING VENTURED NOTHING TRIED Los Angeles.

ALL ACTOR 5 CLAUDE


HEAVE AWAY, ME JOLLY BOYS, ONLY A COUPLE PEOPLE CRIED LA! Who else?
WE'RE ALL BOUND AWAY
ALL DIANE
OZ YOULL BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER Us!
And then we get the karaoke going.
HEY HEY SIT DOWN RIGHT HERE DIANE
DELORES YOULL FEEL BETTER IN A YEAR We want to be Newfoundlanders!
NEAR FAR
ACTOR 7 CLAUDE
ALL TRY TO IGNORE YOUR DOUBTS AND FEARS Alright. Where are you folks from?
WHEREVER WE ARE!
ALL DIANE
OZ AND YOULL BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER Texas and
Then we decide to have a bit of a ceremony.
CLAUDE CLAUDE
CLAUDE Now we needs a couple volunteers who Texas! (to Nick) What part of Texas are you
Lets make these people honorary wants to become a Newfoundlander? from, buddy?
Newfoundlanders!
BOB NICK
Right here! No. Im from

CLAUDE DIANE
Good man! Who else? No! IM from Texas. Hes from England.
CLAUDE ALL BOB
Wait. Now how does that work? WHEN YOU BECOME A NEWFOUNDLANDER No. Nope. Not really ready.

NICK HEY HEY JUST DO YOUR BEST KEVIN T


How does what work? NOTHING SCARY NOTHING YET Do we have to drink this?

CLAUDE ACTOR 3 CLAUDE


How does your marriage work with you being in YOULL HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOURE Good! All together now. One!
England and her in Texas? DRESSED
ALL EXCEPT SCREECHEES
DIANE & NICK They put Souwester hats on each screechee. ONE!
No were not married.
ALL CLAUDE
CLAUDE AND YOULL BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER Two!
Oh, Im sorry I just assumed you were
married Well, would you like to be? HEY HEY JUST SING ALONG ALL EXCEPT SCREECHEES
NOTHING VENTURED JUST PROLONGED TWO!
NICK
Ah CLAUDE CLAUDE
THERES THIRTY VERSES IN THIS SONG Three!
DIANE
Well, why not?! ALL ALL EXCEPT SCREECHEES
THEN YOULL BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER THREE!
NICK
Diane had had two beers by then, so it was CLAUDE CLAUDE
probably the alcohol talking. (pointing at a bottle) Down the hatch!
Ladies and Gentlemen. This is Screech. Back
DIANE in World War 2, an officer was stationed here Everyone cheers as they drink. Bob howls.
Ive never had more than one beer at a time and was offered some of this stuff. All the Nick grimaces. Kevin T shakes his head. Diane
before, so it was probably the alcohol talking. locals were tossing it back with nar a quiver, taps her glass, getting every drop out.
so he does too, and lets out an ear-piercing
NICK KEVIN T
I went and got her two more beers. All the locals howl. Screech is basically bad Jamaican rum.

CLAUDE Everybody comes to see whats happened and says, NICK


NOW THE FIRST PART IS THE EASIEST Screech is horrific.
WELL SOON GET TO THE QUEASIEST ALL EXCEPT SCREECHEES
ILL NEED YOU TO REPEAT THIS MESS What was that ungodly screech?! DIANE
Screech is delishush!
ALL CLAUDE
WHEN YOU BECOME A NEWFOUNDLANDER And now its your turn. Are you ready? BOB
And then they brought the Cod.
CLAUDE NICK
CAUSE WE SPEAKS A DIFFERENT Um Im not sure that KEVIN T
LANGUAGE, SON The Cod.
WE ADDS SOME ESSES AND SOME RUM DIANE
YOULL HAVE TO TRY A GOOD COD TONGUE Wait did you just say NICK
The Cod.
DIANE DIANE 16. ME AND THE SKY
The Cod. Come on, I will if you will!
BEVERLEY
A codfish is handed to Claude. NICK MY PARENTS MUST HAVE THOUGHT
Oh my god. Fine. THEY HAD A CRAZY KID
CLAUDE CAUSE I WAS ONE OF THOSE KIDS
NOW WITH EVERY TRANSFORMATION Nick kisses the fish and grimaces. WHO ALWAYS KNEW WHAT I WANTED
COMES A TINY BIT OF RISK
YOUVE GOT TO WALK THE PLANK CLAUDE THEY TOOK ME DOWN TO THE AIRPORT
AND THERELL BE BLOOD Three! TO SEE ALL THE PLANES DEPARTING
OR THERELL BE BLISS WATCHING THEM FLY SOMETHING INSIDE
AND ITS THE SAME TO BE A DIANE OF ME WAS STARTING
NEWFOUNDLANDER I can't do it! I WAS EIGHT WHEN I TOLD THEM
EVERY PERSONS WISH THAT ID BE A PILOT
SO DONT BE DUMB NICK
JUST TAKE THE PLUNGE What? I just did! BUT I WAS TOO YOUNG AND TOO SHORT
GO ON KISS THE FISH! AND THERE WERE NO FEMALE CAPTAINS
CLAUDE AND MY DAD SAID BE PATIENT
NEWFOUNDLANDERS Now you've got to kiss the cod its a vital HE SAID JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS
(continued underneath, building steadily) part of the ceremony.
IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER BUT I TOOK MY FIRST LESSON
IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER DIANE CAME DOWN FROM THE SKY
I cant do it! AND TOLD MY FATHER ID FLY FOR THE REST
CLAUDE OF MY LIFE
Ladies and gentlemen this is a genuine CLAUDE
freshly caught Newfoundland Cod and if you Alright look. Ill make you a deal. Either AND I GOT MY FIRST JOB
want to become an honorary Newfoundlander, you kiss this fish or else you kiss this FLYING FOR A MORTICIAN
youll have to give her a smooch! Englishman that youre not married to. IN A TINY BONANZA
JUST A CORPSE AND ME
Bob kisses the fish and cheers. Diane kisses him. FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR
FOR FLYING DEAD BODIES
CLAUDE ALL
One! HEY HEY COME ON TONIGHT I HAD TO CLIMB OVER THEIR FACES
TAKE A RISK AND TAKE A RIDE JUST TO GET TO MY SEAT
KEVIN J JUMP RIGHT IN WITH BOTH FEET TIED
If you kiss that I am never kissing you again! AND YOULL BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER THEN SUDDENLY THE WHEELS LIFT OFF
THE GROUND IS FALLING BACKWARDS
KEVIN T HEY HEY COME ON ONCE MORE I AM SUDDENLY ALIVE
Ill risk it! NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING SORE
AFTER ITS OVER, OUT THE DOOR SUDDENLY IM IN THE COCKPIT
Kevin T kisses the fish. AND YOULL BE A NEWFOUNDLANDER SUDDENLY EVERYTHINGS CHANGED
SUDDENLY IM NOT TOO YOUNG
CLAUDE CLAUDE OR TOO SHORT
Two! AFTER ITS OVER YOULL REMEMBER AND THE PASSENGERS IN THE BACK
DONT COMPLAIN!
NICK ALL SUDDENLY IM FLYING COMPANY CHARTERS
Im not kissing a fish! THAT YOURE A NEWFOUNDLANDER SUDDENLY EVERYTHINGS HIGH
SUDDENLY THERES NOTHING IN BETWEEN
ME AND THE SKY
AMERICAN AIRLINES THEYVE GROWN NICK
HAD THE PRETTIEST PLANES SUDDENLY IM WONDERING I dont want to go.
SO I APPLIED AS A FLIGHT ENGINEER HOW MY PARENTS WOULD FEEL
BUT THE WORLD WAR 2 PILOTS, SEEING ME TEACHING MEN TO BE PILOTS DIANE
THEY ALL COMPLAINED CAUSE SUDDENLY I AM A SENIOR What did you say?
INSTRUCTOR
THEY SAID, GIRLS SHOULDNT BE IN THE AND SOMEHOW IM FIFTY-ONE NICK
COCKPIT HEY LADY, HEY BABY, Oh, I dont know. Im going to get a picture or
HEY, WHY DONT YOU GRAB US A DRINK? SUDDENLY IM FLYING PARIS TO DALLAS, two.
AND THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERENT MY ACROSS THE ATLANTIC, AND FEELING CALM
FRIENDS BACK THEN AND THEY SAID, WHEN SUDDENLY SOMEONE ON AIR-TO-AIR DIANE
ARE YOU BETTER THAN US, TRAFFIC SAYS AT 8:46 THERES BEEN A Oh, okay.
DO YOU THINK? TERRORIST ACTION
AND THE ONE THING I LOVED MORE THAN
BUT I KEPT GETTING HIRED AND ANYTHING WAS USED AS THE BOMB 18. STOP THE WORLD
THE WORLD WAR 2 CREW THEY RETIRED
AND THE GIRLS ALL THOUGHT MUCH SUDDENLY IM IN A HOTEL Nick takes a picture of her and Diane freezes.
HIGHER OF ME SUDDENLY SOMETHING HAS DIED
SUDDENLY THERES SOMETHING IN NICK
1986 THE FIRST FEMALE AMERICAN BETWEEN STOP THE WORLD
CAPTAIN IN HISTORY ME AND THE... SKY TAKE A PICTURE
TRY TO CAPTURE
SUDDENLY IM IN THE COCKPIT TO ENSURE THIS MOMENT LASTS
SUDDENLY IVE GOT MY WINGS 17. THE DOVER FAULT WERE STILL IN IT
SUDDENLY ALL OF THOSE PILOTS BUT IN A MINUTE
PROTESTING ME DIANE THATS THE LIMIT
WELL THEY CAN GET THEIR OWN DRINKS! We're told by our pilot to stay close to our AND THIS PRESENT WILL BE PAST
SUDDENLY THERES NO ONE SAYING shelters so we're ready to go again. So we end
STAY GROUNDED up on one last walk to this gorgeous lookout: SO HERE WE ARE
LOOKING DOWN PASSING THEM BY the Dover Fault. WHERE THE WORLD HAS COME TOGETHER
SUDDENLY THERES NOTHING IN BETWEEN SO HERE SHELL BE
ME AND THE SKY NICK IN THIS PICTURE FOREVER
Theres about a million stairs.
SUDDENLY IVE GOT AN ALL FEMALE CREW DIANE
THE NEWS CAUGHT AND MADE HEADLINES DIANE Look at this: Five hundred and forty million
ACROSS THE WORLD Its beautiful. Nick! Youve gotta see this. years ago, the continents of the world crashed
SUDDENLY IT STOPPED, NOONES SAYING together right here. And two hundred million
NICK years ago, they separated again, moving apart
BEVERLEY (WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS) Wow from each other.
(YOU CANT) OR (YOU WONT)
OR YOU KNOW YOURE NOT ANYTHING DIANE NICK
(CAUSE YOURE A GIRL) I cant believe were here. Huh.
BEVERLEY NICK DIANE
SUDDENLY IM GETTING MARRIED I know. But a little part of them was left behind.
AND WERE PUTTING PINS ON A MAP
WHERE WEVE FLOWN DIANE Nick points the camera at her.
SUDDENLY I AM A MOTHER I cant believe were leaving!
AND SUDDENLY SHOCKED AT HOW MUCH
I should move. Youre missing all the scenery TAKE A PICTURE OF THE SCENERY DIANE
OF A LOOKOUT AND THOUGH HES HERE NEXT TO ME,
NICK OF A MOMENT WHICH IS OVER IN A SECOND HELL GO
No, no. Stay where you are. OF THE OCEAN OF THE RIVER
OF THE TREES KEVIN J
DIANE LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW
Really? They look at each other and then turn away.
KEVIN T
NICK STOP THE WORLD PLEASE KEVIN, TALK TO ME, PLEASE.
Really. Its perfect.
HANNAH
He takes another picture and this time Nick 19. 38
PLANES (REPRISE) / AND OUT THE WINDOW WE SEE
freezes. SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
ALL
DIANE OF NOWHERE A PLACE WE ALL KNOW BELOW
STOP THE WORLD
SEIZE THE MOMENT BEVERLEY
Bob is handed the microphone.
BUT THE MINUTE HE GOES The winds start to pick up. Fifty mile an hour
YOURE ALONE AND ITS THROUGH winds. We have been here too long. Were still
BOB
PINCH YOURSELF on the ground theres a hurricane is coming.
IS THIS ON? OH, ITS ON.
TELL YOURSELF And Im thinking were running out of time.
SORRY, EVERYONE HI!
YOURE JUST DREAMING We have to leave. We have to leave now.
LIKE MOST EVERYONE,
THAT MEANS HELL FORGET ABOUT YOU I AM SORRY SAYING GOODBYE
ALL
SO I WANTED TO THANK THEM
BUT HERE WE ARE ONE PLANE THEN ANOTHER AND THEN
FOR ALL THAT THEY DID
WHERE THE CONTINENTS ONCE NINE PLANES THEN ANOTHER AND THEN
SO IM DOING JUST THAT
CRASHED TOGETHER THIRTEEN PLANES THEN ANOTHER
AND IM PASSING A HAT
BEFORE THEY WENT NINETEEN PLANES THEN ANOTHER
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE UP THEIR
THEIR SEPARATE WAYS FOREVER, SO TWENTY-TWO TWENTY-FOUR
TIME AND THEY GAVE UP THEIR TOWN
TWENTY-NINE THIRTY-TWO
SO LETS GIVE THEM A SCHOLARSHIP!
DIANE (& NICK) THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT
PASS THE HAT DOWN, CAUSE
STOP THE WORLD (STOP THE WORLD) THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT
STOP THE WORLD (STOP THE WORLD) THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT THIRTY-EIGHT
Bob passes his Souwester hat along.
THIRTY THIRTY THIRTY-EIGHT PLANES
DIANE, NICK (& CHORUS) ALL
STOP THE WORLD FROM SPINNING ROUND On her plane, Beverley makes an announcement.
SOMEWHERE
IM ON A LOOKOUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
OVERLOOKING SOMETHING BEVERLEY
IN THE MIDDLE OF WHO KNOWS WHERE
WORTH TAKING THE TIME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
(WHO KNOWS WHERE)
TO STOP FLYING BY IF YOU LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOWS
THERELL YOULL FIND
(AND LOOK DOWN) UNDERNEATH ALL THAT RAIN IS MAINE
SOMETHING
AND LOOK DOWN WEVE JUST CROSSED
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
(STOP THE WORLD) THE CANADIAN BORDER
IN THE MIDDLE OF CLEAR, BLUE AIR
STOP BEING SCARED WELCOME BACK TO THE U.S. OF A.
YOU FOUND YOUR HEART
(AND LOOK ROUND) BUT LEFT A PART OF YOU BEHIND
AND LOOK ROUND BOB
(STOP THE WORLD) LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW
JUST TELL HER/HIM NOW AT THE WORLD UNDERNEATH
AND LOOK NOW
DIANE FLIGHT ATTENDANT PAST THE GATE, UP THE STAIRS
Nick and I sit together and I just - I want Hot towel? Hot towel? AND WERE THERE
to say something, but were leaving and its AND HES WAITING IN LINE
over She looks at Nick and Diane.
NO, IM FINE TOM, IM FINE
NICK Cold towel?
And then she starts crying. And I dont know what
to say, so I just put my arm around her and I go ALL 20. SOMETHINGS MISSING
to kiss her on the forehead to comfort her. SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
THE PACE OF LIFE AND WORK DIANE
DIANE AND WHERE YOURE GOING So
Well, there was some turbulence and SOMETHING MAKES YOU STOP AND NOTICE
honestly I just thought he missed! So I AND YOURE FINALLY IN THE MOMENT NICK
So
She grabs Nick and kisses him. SOMEWHERE
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE DIANE
BEVERLEY IN THE MIDDLE OF WHO KNOWS WHERE So youll call?
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF YOU LOOK (WHO KNOWS WHERE)
OUT YOUR WINDOW THERE YOULL FIND NICK
YOU WONT WANT TO MISS THIS WE JUST SOMETHING (SOMETHING) As soon as I get back.
ENTERED TEXAS! IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (NOWHERE)
IN THE MIDDLE OF CLEAR, BLUE AIR DIANE & NICK
ALL YOU FOUND YOUR HEART And then he/she left
SOMEWHERE (SOMEWHERE) BUT LEFT A PART OF YOU BEHIND And then I was alone.
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (NOWHERE)
IN THE MIDDLE OF WHO KNOWS WHERE BEVERLEY JANICE
(WHO KNOWS WHERE) LADIES AND GENTLEMEN BACK TO THE WAY THAT THINGS WERE
THERELL YOULL FIND PUT YOUR SEATBACKS AND TRAY TABLES UP
(SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE OF) RIGHT BELOW US IS THE CITY OZ
SOMETHING (SOMETHING) WHERE I GREW UP BACK TO THE SIMPLE AND PLAIN
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (NOWHERE) COMING ROUND PAST THE FIELD
IN THE MIDDLE OF CLEAR, BLUE AIR THEN THE WHEELS TOUCH THE GROUND DWIGHT
YOU FOUND YOUR HEART FOR FIVE DAYS THE WEATHER HAD BEEN
BUT LEFT A PART OF YOU BEHIND ALL EXCEPT BEVERLEY SO NICE
(repeated underneath)
JOEY HOME, AMERICA BONNIE
Everyones drinking and comparing stories. HOME IN AMERICA BUT AS THEY BOARDED IT STARTED TO RAIN
HOME, AMERICA
DELORES HOME IN AMERICA BEULAH
Whered you stay? Whatd you do? AT THE END OF THE DAY,
BEVERLEY AFTER EVERYONE LEFT
DIANE TAXI-ING, WERE ALL CHEERING,
But mostly Nick and I spend the plane ride WERE DOWN! OZ
home canoodling in the back. THANKING EVERYONE WE ALL TRIED TO GO BACK TO NORMAL
THANK YOU FOR FLYING AMERICAN! EXCEPT
NICK HUGGING THEM, HUGGING MY CREW
At one point, a flight attendant comes round CAUSE WERE HOME AGAIN CLAUDE
saying THE TOWN WAS MORE QUIET AND
SOMEHOW FAR EMPTIER BOB KEVIN T
I know Newark airport. You could pull a truck Kevin breaks up with me. And then he quits
BONNIE over on the side of the turnpike and shoot a and moves back home to New York. And I miss
WE ALL LOOKED THE SAME, grenade launcher at a plane coming in. him. I miss his jokes.
BUT WERE DIFFERENT THAN WE WERE
ALL ALL
BEULAH SOMETHINGS DONE SOMETHINGS LOST
THE GYM WAS A SIGHT
AS I STACKED THE LAST COT BOB DIANE
But nothing happens. Nick and I call each other when we can. But
DWIGHT its awful. The only reason we met was because
THANK-YOUS WRITTEN EVERYWHERE KEVIN T this terrible thing happened.
AND THINGS THEY FORGOT I drive Kevin back to his place. We dont say
much. ALL
CLAUDE SOMETHINGS COST
THE BOARD OF HEALTH SAYS CLEAN IT UP ALL
EVERY PART SOMETHINGS MISSING BOB
I go down to Ground Zero, which is like the
ALL HANNAH end of the world. Its literally still burning.
SO WE START I go straight to his firehouse. Part of me won-
dered if they just werent telling me, but ALL
CLAUDE they still dont know. SOMETHINGS NOT
7:42 a.m.
ALL BOB
ALL SOMETHINGS CHANGED My dad asks, Were you okay out where you
Sunday. were stranded? How do I tell him that I
NICK wasnt just okay I was so much better.
CLAUDE My flat is the same as I left it. But emptier.
September 16th. After five days, they just ran Quieter. I start to unpack and I find the camera. ALL
the zamboni over the ice. And played hockey. SOMETHINGS MISSING
With the Plane People gone, Gander Town Council ALL
declares the state of emergency over and I head SOMETHINGS REARRANGED BEVERLEY
home. We were all exhausted just spent most I phone American and say, Im ready to go
of us had been up for five days straight working. ALI wherever you want to send me. But they say
But somehow I cant sleep, so I sit down and turn On the way to my restaurant, I drop my daugh- take a few days off. I phone every day and I
on the television. And I just start crying. I hadnt ter at school, but she wont go in. She says am back in the airport by Thursday, and its
let myself cry the whole time. shes scared. What do I tell her? empty. Silent. Its just a different place. And
I stop what few passengers there are and I say,
ALL ALL Thank you for still flying.
SOMETHINGS GONE SOMETHINGS STRAINED
Beulah answers the phone.
BOB BOB
Out the airplane window, I can see Manhattan Back at my dads house, I look out the window BEULAH
and theres still smoke. And suddenly Im at this view Ive looked at my whole life. And Hello. Youve reached the Gander Academy,
afraid all over again and there are others now a part of it somethings missing. this is Beulah Davis. How can I help you?
afraid too.
ALL HANNAH
ALL SOMETHINGS MISSING Hes gone. Its over.
SOMETHINGS OVER
BEULAH OZ WHO HAVE COME FROM AWAY
Oh, no. Im so sorry, Hannah. Im so sorry. IN MY CAR WELCOME TO THE LOCALS WHO HAVE
ALWAYS SAID THEYD STAY
HANNAH ALL IF YOURE COMING FROM TOLEDO
YOU ARE HERE AND WHEREVER YOU ARE OR YOURE COMING FROM TAIPEI
AT THE END OF A MOMENT (SOMETHINGS GONE) BECAUSE WE COME FROM EVERYWHERE
AT THE END OF THE WORLD YOU ARE HERE
YOU ARE HERE ALL
ON THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN WE ALL COME FROM AWAY
WHERE THE STORY ENDS 21. 10 YEARS LATER
MEN
BEULAH REPORTER 9 WELCOME TO THE ROCK
WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA Im reporting live from Newfoundland for BBC.
ALL
HANNAH REPORTER 8 IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER
HERE CBC. IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER
IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER
ALL REPORTER 7 IM AN ISLANDER, I AM AN ISLANDER
(underneath) CTV.
SOMETHINGS GONE ANNETTE
SOMETHINGS OVER REPORTER 5 WELCOME TO OUR ISLAND
Al Jazeera. WITH ITS INLETS AND ITS BAYS
NICK YOU COULD KEEP ON HEADING EAST,
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC JANICE BUT THERES AN OCEAN IN THE WAY
For Rogers TV, Im Janice Mosher on
KEVIN T September 11th. GARTH
AT THE OFFICE WHERE EVERYTHING IS MEANT TO BE,
ALL BUT NOTHING GOES AS PLANNED
BEVERLEY Two thousand eleven.
IN AN AIRPORT OZ
JANICE AND THE DRUNKEST FELLAS IN THE ROOM
DIANE The town is again filled with Come From Aways. ARE PLAYING IN THE BAND
IN MY HOUSE On the tenth anniversary, from all around the
world, we welcome back the Plane People. The band rocks out.
BOB
ON AN ISLAND ALL

ALL
22. FINALE WELCOME TO THE ROCK

(underneath) CLAUDE A reporter interviews Beverley.


SOMETHINGS REARRANGED One! Two!
BEVERLEY
BEULAH ALL With all the new security, kids arent even
IN A CLASSROOM. One two three four! allowed up into the cockpit anymore. Of course
on my retirement flight, I brought my whole
JANICE CLAUDE family into the cockpit, on our way back to
AT THE STATION WELCOME TO THE FRIENDS Gander.
A reporter interviews Bob and Derm. BEULAH MEN
I dont know, Hannah. WELCOME TO THE FOG
BOB WELCOME TO THE TREES
I came back with the scholarship money we HANNAH A KISS AND A COD
raised now worth over a million dollars. Well, try it. Ill be a Newfoundlander. AND WHATEVERS IN BETWEEN

DERM BEULAH TO THE ONES WHOVE LEFT


I bring out the Irish whiskey and we have Knock knock. YOURE NEVER TRULY GONE
ourselves a toast. A CANDLES IN THE WINDOW
HANNAH AND THE KETTLES ALWAYS ON
A reporter interviews Diane. Come on in the doors open!
ALL
DIANE JANICE TO THE COVES AND THE CAVES
Nick and I just couldnt make the long The donation we are most honored by just AND THE PEOPLE FROM THE PLANES
distance relationship work. arrived today.
CLAUDE
Nick joins the interview. OZ 5 DAYS!
Its about four meters long and twelve hundred
NICK kilograms. BONNIE
So, I moved to Texas and then I proposed! 19 ANIMALS!
JANICE
DIANE Newfoundland is the only place outside of the BEULAH
And we honeymooned in Newfoundland. United States, where we share the steel from AND 7,000 STRAYS!
the World Trade Center.
A reporter interviews Kevin T. WOMEN
CLAUDE (underneath)
KEVIN T On the northeast tip of North America, on an IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER
My new secretarys name is Robin. island called Newfoundland, theres an airport IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER
and next to it, is a town called Gander.
ROBIN (ACTOR 10) Tonight, we honor what was lost. But we also MEN
Whats up? commemorate what we found! WHEN THE SUN IS SETTING
AND ITS DARKER THAN BEFORE
KEVIN T ALL IF YOURE HOPING FOR A HARBOUR
Every year on September 11th, I close my YOU ARE HERE THEN YOULL FIND AN OPEN DOOR
office and give each employee 100 dollars to AT THE START OF A MOMENT IN THE WINTER FROM THE WATER
go and do random good deeds for strangers. ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD THROUGH WHATEVERS IN THE WAY
Its my way of remembering what happened. WHERE THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA
HERE ON THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC ALL
A reporter interviews Hannah and Beulah. ON AN ISLAND IN BETWEEN TO THE ONES WHO HAVE
THERE AND HERE COME FROM AWAY, WE SAY
HANNAH (IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER WELCOME TO THE - WELCOME TO THE
Beulah and I still keep in touch. She even IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER) WELCOME TO THE - WELCOME TO THE
came to visit me in New York and Ill still THERE AND HERE WELCOME TO THE - WELCOME TO THE
phone her if I hear a really stupid joke. (IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER WELCOME TO THE ROCK!
Beulah. Why are Newfoundlanders terrible at IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER)
knock knock jokes? THERE AND HERE
(IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER
IM AN ISLANDER I AM AN ISLANDER)
PRODUCTION CREDITS
PRODUCED BY David Lai, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen,
Irene Sankoff and David Hein
RECORDED BY Ian Kagey
MIXED BY Derik Lee at Electracraft Music Works
EDITED BY Ian Kagey and David Lai
MASTERED BY Oscar Zambrano, Zampol Productions
ASSISTANT ENGINEERS: Phil Hotz and Andrew Doidge
RECORDED: January 3 January 6, 2017 at Revolution Recording, Toronto, Canada

ART DIRECTION & DESIGN: Derek Bishop


PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Murphy
LOGO DESIGN: AKA NYC

PUBLISHING CREDITS:
All songs by Irene Sankokff & David Hein Sankoff and Hein (ASCAP)
Track 12 includes Prayer of St. Francis: dedicated to Mrs. Frances Tracy. 1967,
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Tracks 4 and 13 include My Heart Will Go On Words and Music by Will Jennings
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Steve & Paula Reynolds David Mirvish Michael Rubinoff Alhadeff Productions Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs Sam Levy Rodney Rigby
Spencer Ross Richard Winkler Yonge Street Theatricals Sheridan College Michael & Ellise Coit Ronald Frankel Sheri & Les Biller
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Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman
AND La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre
PRESENT

COME FR M AWAY
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
IRENE SANKOFF AND DAVID HEIN
FEATURING
PETRINA BROMLEY GENO CARR JENN COLELLA JOEL HATCH RODNEY HICKS
KENDRA KASSEBAUM CHAD KIMBALL LEE MacDOUGALL
CAESAR SAMAYOA Q. SMITH ASTRID VAN WIEREN SHARON WHEATLEY
JOSH BRECKENRIDGE SUSAN DUNSTAN TAMIKA LAWRENCE TONY LePAGE
SCENIC DESIGN COSTUME DESIGN LIGHTING DESIGN SOUND DESIGN
BEOWULF BORITT TONI-LESLIE JAMES HOWELL BINKLEY GARETH OWEN
ORCHESTRATIONS ARRANGEMENTS MUSIC COORDINATOR CASTING
AUGUST ERIKSMOEN IAN EISENDRATH DAVID LAI TELSEY & COMPANY
RACHEL HOFFMAN, C.S.A.
DIALECT COACH DIGITAL ADVERTISING AND MARKETING ADVERTISING PRESS REPRESENTATIVE
JOEL GOLDES ARTHOUSE AKA POLK & CO.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER MARKETING STRATEGY AND DIRECTION
ALCHEMY PRODUCTION GROUP JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS, INC. ARTURO E. PORAZZI ON THE RIALTO
MUSIC SUPERVISION
IAN EISENDRATH
MUSICAL STAGING
KELLY DEVINE
DIRECTED BY
CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY
Come From Away was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre and presented in 2016 by Fords Theatre
Come From Away (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in
Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, Connecticut.The Canada Council for the
Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, Washington, also provided development support.
American Airlines is the Official Airline Partner for Come From Away

ALBUM PRODUCED BY
DAVID LAI, IAN EISENDRATH, AUGUST ERIKSMOEN, IRENE SANKOFF AND DAVID HEIN

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