by Chelsea Marcantel
October 1 - October 7, 2021, William Inge Memorial Theatre
Classic tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s fill the air of dingy bar after dingy bar culminating on a glamorous LA stage where everyone–well, almost everyone–pulls for the dark horse contestant in an air guitar competition. This comedy focuses on individualism as well as the challenge of fitting in as a newb in a group that exudes coolness. Through the art of air guitar, characters discover their authentic selves in big hair, studded wristbands, and ripped t-shirts. Sure to be a hot ticket, Airness promises rivalry, glorious ridiculousness, and genuine joy. It’s a lifestyle for the competitors and great escapism for the audience.