Friday, Dec. 17, 2004

Charlie Victor Romeo

This off-off-Broadway docu-play puts us in the cockpit of airplanes about to crash, as a handful of actors recreate the crew members' final conversations, taken from actual black-box recordings. From the mundane small talk to the sudden bursts of panicked pilot-speak, it's a rough ride, but one of the best examples of the increasingly popular genre of plays drawn entirely from verbatim transcripts.