By Isaac Rathbone
Directed by Philip Emeott
Featuring David Nelson
Inspired by true events surrounding World War I, Captain Ferguson's School for Balloon Warfare chronicles U.S. Army Captain Thomas Ferguson's struggle to turn canvas observational balloons into armed attack vehicles against Kaiser Wilhelm. Glorifying his purpose, he positions his hapless crew on the front lines where he sees both the folly of his hubris and the harsh realities of war. Captain Ferguson illuminates a period in American history not usually viewed from this angle - looking up!
Oracle Theatre, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) company, offers an educational theatrical experience for all ages. Using mythological themes, historical accounts, fables, and literature, their goal is to provide better understanding of folklore and various traditions of storytelling. They offer public inclusiveness by fostering the family spirit and the sense of appreciation for cultural diversity, heritage, and history through our theatrical programs. The art of collaboration is their universal dedication.
"Balloon is a buoyant ride - more than just a lot of hot air!" - New York Post