Flying Over Sunset
Flying Over Sunset is a fictional exploration of the lives of three real-life figures: writer Aldous Huxley, playwright Clare Boothe Luce, and actor Cary Grant, as they each experiment with the drug LSD in the 1950s.
The musical delves into their psychedelic journeys, offering insights into their personal and professional lives, as well as their search for meaning and enlightenment beyond the conventional boundaries of their time.
Through a blend of historical fact and creative speculation, Flying Over Sunset provides a unique narrative lens on the impact of these experiences on their creative output and philosophical outlooks, set against the backdrop of mid-20th-century America’s social and cultural landscape.
About the show
- Written by: James Lapine, Michael Korie, Tom Kitt
- Premiered: 2021
- Genres & themes: 2020s, Drama, Historical, Psychedelic, Two Act
- Setting: 1950s, America