Bailiwick Chicago, in association with Andy Barnes, Joseph Smith & Hilary A. Williams, presents The US premiere of the UK musical Departure Lounge, featuring book, music & lyrics by Dougal Irvine. Tom Mullen directs, with music direction by Kevin Mayes.
Departure Lounge follows four less-than-innocent 18-year olds caught between adolescence and adulthood who are delayed at Malaga Airport after a week in the sun to celebrate their graduation from school. As they reminisce about their time together, it soon becomes clear that their individual memories of the holiday are at odds, particularly when it comes to romance and the girl on all their minds. Is she as innocent as we're led to think, and will the boys friendships hold firm as they all face a coming of age?