Adapted and Directed by Vanessa Stalling
From the book Flight 232 by Laurence Gonzales published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
A Haunting True Story of Compassion and Grace
Winner of the 2016 prestigious Jeff Awards
Adapted from the critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival by Laurence Gonzales, this new play, United Flight 232, is a celebration of human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.
“I love you, hurry home. I love you.”
On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 jet airliner headed for Chicago with 296 passengers and crew aboard is paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended without flight controls and made an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, IA. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 of 296 survived.