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Flying Over Sunset

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater / New York / Stage

Cary Grant once described his experiments with LSD, the hallucinogenic drug used to induce spiritual trips into self-awareness, as a “rebirth. I finally got where I wanted to go.” This play, set in 1950s Los Angeles, imagines three public figures who were acid acolytes—Grant, the novelist Aldous Huxley, and the socialite-cum-congresswoman Clare Boothe—turning on, tuning in, and dropping out. No one knows for sure if this trip was actually taken by this trio. But if it did, wouldn’t you want to be a fly on that wall? —C.J.F.

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023, United States
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