'Fly By Night'

“Fly By Night” is an ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965. Presented by Brelby Theatre Co., the play opens May 11.

The Brelby Theatre Co., located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is bringing the Arizona premiere of “Fly By Night,” conceived by Kim Rosenstock and written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Rosenstock, to the Brelby stage in May. Featuring direction by Brian and Shelby Maticic, with music production by CJ O’Hara, “Fly By Night” will, in the words of cast member Erin Van Liew, “remind them of their connections in the universe to everyone around them.”

The dark comedy rock-fable is about a melancholy sandwich maker whose humdrum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters.

“‘Fly By Night’ tells a beautiful story about dreams and love and connection,” Van Liew said.

“Sometimes, we get so caught up being the star of our own life that we forget we play huge roles in the lives of others,” cast member Thomas Smith said. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, “Fly By Night” is a tale about making one’s way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

“Fly By Night” features performances by Smith as narrator; Jack Taylor as Harold; Sophia Chavez as Daphne; Alexandra Utpadel as Miriam; Jonathan Gradilla as Joey; Gerald Thomson as Mr. McClam; and Van Liew as Crabble.

Utpadel encourages audience members to spend an evening with the cast of characters, and “then go outside and count the stars.”

“Fly By Night” will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, and June 1 and 2; and 2 p.m. May 13, 20 and 27. Tickets are available by visiting http://brelby.com/. General admission is $25 per performance. Opening night tickets are $30, and include admission to the Opening Night Gala. Admission to “Fly By Night” is included in the benefits of Brelby’s ShowGO subscription. To learn more about the ShowGO subscription, go to http://brelby.com/showgo/. The Brelby Playhouse is at 7154 N. 58th Drive.