Spirit Control (Acting Edition) (Paperback)

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4 men, 2 women (doubling): 6 total

Adam Wyatt has the perfect family and a perfect record as an air traffic controller. When the pilot of a small plane suffers a heart attack, Adam must talk a terrified passenger through an emergency landing. What happens next will link him inextricably to a woman he's never met and set the life he once knew irrevocably adrift. SPIRIT CONTROL is a chilling and mesmerizing look at how we navigate a crisis, and the demons that haunt us long after.


ADAM WYATT — an air-traffic controller. 32 (Act One), 44 (Act Two), 57 (Act Three).

KARL JENSEN — Adam's friend and colleague, the same ages as Adam (Acts One and Three).


FAA OFFICIAL / BILL — early 30s (Act One), late 50s (Act Three)

JESS WYATT — Adam's wife, 30 (Act One), 55 (Act Three)

TOMMY WYATT — Adam's younger son. 17 (Act Two)

Praise For…

"Crackles with edge-of-seat urgency…Willimon shows a sharp ear for real-life dialogue. This play flies into abstract territory, but eventually all becomes clear. It's a spooky reminder of how our lives can suddenly plunge into a tailspin." —NY Daily News.

"…fiercely gripping…touching…[with] an intriguing twist." —NY Times.

"Astonishing!" —Time Out NY.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780822225270
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Publication Date: April 4th, 2012
Pages: 69